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October 1989 

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FEATURES 

The Entehtaineh by finh (iuerm 

'llic C-64 is still till! king of oiilcrtaiiimcm soriwurc, jiidjjiiij^ Irom I lit* number <i( 

offtritigs r(.'vo;ile<l M hist [lint's C^insuniiT I'^letimnits SIkiw in {^liiiiigii. 

Maze Run* by Lyde Shiflds 

It's a rate against the C-64 dock through huudrfds iit ui,i/f\ 10 htMt your best time. 

Functional Keys* hy Amlrew lAitle 

Now C-64 ownei^ can reprogram iheir machine's function keys to perform a variety 

of tasks. 

3-D Surfaces* !>y Brandon Corfmun 

Plot different landscapes i>f varying resohition fur use in yniir(M2H programs. 



DEPARTMENTS 

RUNNING RUMINATiaNS 

Software developers' cmpliasis on games may be accelerating the demise of [he 
Commtxiore market. 

Magic 

The number-one colunni ofliinls and lip.s for pciforniiiig Commodore computing 
wizard rj'. 

News AND New Products 

Recent developments and releases in the world of C^oinriiodore computing. 

Mail RUN 

Bemoaning RUN's tliinner issues, petitioning for Commodore H-bii supjiori, and otiier 
input from onr readers. 

Software Gallery firviewi of: 

• i ligh/Scope Simey of K;irly • ' 
Childhood Software 

• Comp-U-Solvt 

• Rocky's Boots 

• Gertrude's Secrets 

• l£tter-Q;-Round 

• Colonial rimes Databases 



Mammoth Meltdown; 

F,ssenii;d E'liiict nation 
Klectrit Company 

IjL-arning IJbrarj' 
Dinosiiurs Are Kore\'er 
Freddy's Pu/zling 

Adventures 



The Incrcrlible • 

Liiboralory 
Fraciion.s: An • 

IntrtxJuction; Math 

Football: R'rccnt • 

Slorv Builder: I^irts of • 

Speech in C^ontext 

Telecomputing Workshop by hiren Lovhuug 

l.ooking ibr a gooci commercial terminal program? Check out these ratings. 

GEO Watch* by ll'ttliam Cnlrm/in 

They said it touldti't be done, but HUN has broken CEOS's 80-coUimn color barrier. 

RUN'S Checksum Program 
Run it right the first time. 

CoMiNO Attractions: List of Advertisers 



COVER m.U5TR.\rED BY BOB SCOIT 



' tf yuii find typin;; in ihcH; listings itHi tcdiiiu^. ihcy are available iin tbe September-October 1989 
RckuN diik for $16.47, To order, see page 36. 



OCTOBER 1989 RUN 5 



pubi.ishik 
Stephen Robbins 

KlirHIKlN-CjUEF 

Dennis BtusiON 

SWArN PttATT 
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AssortATE EnimR 
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RUNNING 

Ruminations 



Remember 

when 

Commodore 

oximers were 

in the 

majorUy ? 





Wlial lieu- siiiiware can CoiiniKKiorc owners look fonvaid lo in 
the coming months? 

For iliosc coinpiiterist-s with an itchy firebiitton finger aiut rapid 
fire reflexes, the news is as refreshing as the return of Indiana 
joncs, But, if your idea of fun is turning on sprites or looping For- 
Next stalenieiils. then the steady diet of game software is about as 
welcome as a Raniho remake. 

Since consumer buying patterns dictate the direc- 
tion of the market, many users are <)bvio\isly pur- 
chasing enteriainmcnt software. But thi.s emphasis 
on games may be accelerating the demise of the 
market. 

1 occasionally receive letters from readers explain 
iiig their decision to abandon their Commodore 
eighhbils for ;in Amiga or IBM clone. They gener- 
ally rile the need to move to a "more serious" com- 
jMiter, away from "toy" machines anri a market 
jjicoccupietl with games. 

Some (;ommod<ne nseis whose computing needs 
have changed should upgrade to a new computer — 
even though some models may carry a higher price 
tag than a BMW. 

Most users, however, will get along just fine with their existing 
consputers. How many times have you heard a ("onunodoie owner 
exdaim, "I can do this, tliat and the other thing with my liitle 
eig!it-hii ilial would cost as much as a college ed\iralion on another 
computer." They take pride in their ability— and in their machine's 
capacity tiir performing at a level of some of the higher-priced 
computers— to write an article, maintain records, publish banners 
or newsletters, create music, teach math or spelling ski!!s, and so 
fmth. 

.■\s /i('A"s feature article details, gantes are hot right now. Soft- 
ware deveh)pers are running over one another trying to get the 
liest ganu's oui on the market. .\s you've probal)lv lieaid behH'e, 
any aitivity in the market — even gaities— is bettei than none. And 
obviously tltese products are satisfying a need among consumers, 
ContiTiodore owners and Ri'S readers; otherwise, these developers 
wouldn't stay in business for long. 

But anyone who sees only games when looking at the Commo- 
dore eight-bit computers isn't paying attention. Commodore com- 
jiuiers < an be used for much more than just games. Millions of 
users know that. Now, if someone would just tell the softvvare 
develo[)ers. 

When fimner Commodore oiMiers outnumber /ir^sfn/ Commodore 
owners, it'll be time to ask what has happened to the market. Has 
the development community, with their collective eyes on the suc- 
cess of the Nintendo craxe, faileci to keep up with the neetls of the 
user? Or is the user guilty of a lack of imaginatitm in getting the 
most from his or her computer? 




Dennis Brisson 
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A pumpkin, 80-column characters and a whirling-dervish effect for the C-64 
are but a sampling of the pure graphics bonanza in this month's Magic! 
Compiled by TIM WALSH 



$555 Its the Great Pumpkin, 
Charlie Brown! 

Just in lime for tritk-«r-trca[ season, RU!\' readers can 
prepare for Halloween by typinjf in C-64 Halloween Treat. 
The glowinff, Sfjooky pumpkin will deligfit ihiltiren of all 
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ghosts and goblins can see it as they make their neighborhood 
rounds. 

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:REM*188 
90 DATA 170,170,168,171,171,168,175,171,23 
2,170,186,168,170,186,168,170,170 

: REM* 121 
100 DATA 168,190,238,248,175,255,232,170,2 
54,168,4 2,170,160,10,170,128,0,0,0 

:REM*105 

110 DATA 0,120,169,15,141,20,3,169,192,141 

,21 ,3,160,0,88,96,174,0,19 3,2 32:REM*90 

120 DATA 142,0,193,224,4,176,6,169,7,141,3 

8,208,76,4 9,234,16 9,0,141,38,208 

:REM+202 
130 DATA 170,142,0,193,76,49,234,32 

: REM* 126 

—Kurt Ehland, Pmof.nixville, TA 
$556 Two C-64 Screens 

After you type in, save ant! run Two C-64 Screens, you 
get just that— two independetu 40-colunin .screens displayed 
on the C-64. just press the Commodore and control keys at 
the same time to toggle between the two scteens. You can 
execute commands from each screen, display notes or di- 



rectories on an unused screen, and find many uses for putting 
this interesting and unique technique to work within your 
own programs. 

REM TWO C-64 SCREENS - DAVE PAMPREEN 

:REM*158 
10 FOR T= 49152 TO 49266:READ D:POKE T,D:C 

K=CK+D:NEXT :REM*72 

20 IF CK o 14792 THEN PRINT"ERROR IN DATA 

...":END : REM* 41 

30 SYS 49152:FOR A =52224 TO 53224:POKE A, 

32:NEXT :REM*50 

40 DATA 162,106,160,192,142,20,3,140,21,3, 

96, 76, 49, 234, 174, 141, 2, 224, 6 :REM*102 
50 DATA 206,246,162,0,189,0,4,188,0,204,15 

7, 0,204, 152,1 57, 0,4, 189, 200, 4 :REM*228 
60 DATA 188,200,204,157,200,204,152,157,20 

0,4, 189, 144, 5, 188, 144, 205, 157 :REM*140 
70 DATA 144,205,152,157,144,5,189,86,6,188 

,88,206,1 57,88,206,1 52,1 57, 88, 6 :REM*21 9 
80 DATA 189,32,7,188,32,207,157,32,207,152 

,1 57,32,7,232,224,200,208,186 :REM*40 
90 DATA 32,159,255,174,141,2,224,6,240,246 

,76, 11,1 92, 166, 207, 224, 0,208 : REM* 52 

100 DATA 155,76,14,192 :REM*91 

— D.WE PAMPREEN, BELLEVILLE, MI 

$557 80-COLUMN C-64 CHARACTERS 

A bit-mapped graphics screen, such as GEOS, used to he 
the only easy way to display 80-column characters on the 
C-64's 40-colunin screen. My Magic trick, 40 Into 80, solves 
that problem by creating a 20-block sequential file with 40- 
colunin characters that are half their normal w idlh. When 
run, 40 Into 80 also shrinks any characters on the screen 
into half their sixe. 

Clever and ambitious prognuiuneis can use the sequential 
file of half-width characters to create an 80-column screen 
editor for putting those characters to use. The C-64 Pro- 
grammer's Reference Ciuide is an excellent source of ini'ormation 
for performing such a feat, 

REM 40 INTO 80 - JAY TAPLIN :REM*151 
10 PRINT"ABCDEPGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXyZ, ./: ;12 
34567890+-" :REM*9 

20 DIMY(512) :OPEN2,6,2,"@0:CHARADATA,S,W" 

:REM*139 
30 POKE52, 48:POKE56, 48 :REM*58 

40 POKE56334,PEEK(56334)AND254 :REM+193 
50 POKEl ,PEEK(1 )AND261 :REM*56 

60 FORI = 0TO51 1 : Y( I )=PEEK(I-(-53248) :NEXT 



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:REM*185 
P0KE1 ,PEEK(1 )0R4 :REM*35 

80 POKE56334,PEEK(56334)OR1 :REM*171 
90 POKE53272, {PEEK(53272)AND240)+12 :REM*4 
100 F0RQW=1T02:Z = 1 28: 1FQW=2THENG0SUB21 

:REM*128 
FORR=0+NTO51 1 +N:C=0:T=2:Q=64:W=Y(R-N) : 
D=1 :FORJ = 0TO7 :REM*189 

IFD=1THEND=2:GOTO140 : REM* 19 

IFD=2THEND=1 :REM*187 

IFJ=7THENGOTO190 :REM*2 34 

IFQ>WANDD=1THENQ=Q/2:T=T/2:NEXTJ:NEXTR 
:GCTO210 : REM* 165 

IFQ>WANDD=2THENQ=Q/ 2 : NEXTJ : NEXTR: END 

:REM*100 
IFD=2THENC=C: W=W-Q: Q=Q/ 2 : NEXTJ , R: END 

:REM*1 5 
IFD=lTHENC=C+T:W=W-Q:Q=Q/2:T=T/2: NEXTJ 



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170 
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:NEXT :REM*211 

POKER+ 1 2268 , C : PRlNT/?2 , C : NEXTJ : NEXTR: NE 
XTQW:CL0SE2 :REM*2 47 

END :REM*73 

Z=8:N=512;RETURN :REM*251 

—Jay Taplin, Hampden, ME 



$558 20-COLUMN C-64 CHARACTERS 

Residing ai ihu other fiit! of the C:-64 screen spectrum is 
40 Inlo 20, wliich creates screen cliaracters twice as wide as 
the normal 40-column cliaracters. A simple screen editor is 
built into this program to support the doiihle-wide charac- 
ters, which are not displayed by the standard 40-coUnnn 
screen editor. 

To exit 40 Into 20, enter POKE r)()576,(PEl':K(,')fir)7fi)AND 
252) + :i:P()KK 648,4. Pressing run-siop/resture will exit the 
program, but it also locics up the screen. Just enter POKE 
648,4 to unlock the screen, 

REM 40- INTO 20-COLUMNS - DAVID FICKEN 

:REM*56 
10 REM SyS49152 ACTIVATES NEW CHSET 

:REM*226 
20 FORI=49152T04 94 31 :READA: POKEI , A: X=X+A: N 
EXT : REM* 157 

30 IFX<>34 524THENPRINT"ERROR IN DATA": END 

:REM*1 39 

40 SYS49152 :REM+214 

50 DATA 173,0,221,41,252,170,232,232,142,0 

,221, 169, 68, 141, 136, 2, 169, 0,1 33:REM*210 

60 DATA 253,133,251,169,208,133,252,169,80 

,133,254,160,0,169,210,141 , 60, 3 : REM*249 

70 DATA 32,63,192,169,0,133,253,133,251,16 

9,212,133,252,169,82,1 33,254 :REM*75 

80 DATA 169,214,141,60,3,32,63,192,96,169, 

0,1 41, 14, 220, 169, 51, 133,1, 177 :REM*137 

90 DATA 251,141,23,193,169,55,133,1,169,1, 

1 41, 14, 220, 32, 127, 192, 24, 165 : REM* 187 

100 DATA 251,105,1,133,251,165,262,105,0,1 

33,252,2 4,165,253,105,1 ,1 33,2 53 

:REM*1 22 
110 DATA 165,254,105,0,133,254,165,251,208 
,200,165,252,205,60, 3,208,193,95 



:REM*7 7 
120 DATA 169,0,141,21,193,141,22,193,173,2 
3, 193, 41, 128, 240, 8, 173, 21, 193, 9 

:REM*104 
130 DATA 192,141,21,193,173,23,193,41,64,2 
40,8,173,21 ,193,9,48,141 ,21 ,193 

:REM*1 30 

140 DATA 173,23,193,41,32,240,8,173,21,193 

,9,12,141,21,193,173,23,193,41 : REM* 41 

150 DATA 16,240,8,173,21,193,9,3,141,21,19 

3,173,23,193,41,8,2 40,8,173,22:REM*101 

160 DATA 193,9,192,141,22,193,173,23,193,4 

1,4,240,8,173,22,193,9,48,141,22 

:REM*76 

170 DATA 193,173,23,193,41,2,240,8,173,22, 

193,9,12,141,22,193,173,2 3,193 :REM*37 

180 DATA 41,1,240,8,173,22,193,9,3,141,22, 

193,173,21,193,14 5,253,165,254:REM*244 

190 DATA 72,24,105,4,133,254,173,22,193,14 

5,253,104,13 3,254,96,255,25 5,255 

: REM* 5 4 
200 PRINT" CSHFT CLR} {CTRL 2} {7 CRSR DNs)" 

:REM*202 

210 FORI=0TO127:POKE1 7408+1*2, I:P0KE1 7408+ 

1*2+1 ,1+1 28: NEXT :REM*91 

220 PRINTCHR$(160)CHR$(160)"(2 CRSR LPs)"; 

:geta$:ifa$=""then220 :rem*82 

2 30 print" {2 spaces) {2 crsr lfs)"aschr$ ( 1 8 

)a$chr${1 46) ; :goto220 :rem*154 

—David M. Ficken. Topsail, Nflu., Canada 
$559 Whirling Dervish 64 

Set your entire text screen whirling with Whirling Dervish 
64, a short machine utility that provides a truly spectacular 
animation effect. Just type in and save the program, run it, 
and enter SY.S 491.^2 to activate it. Entering ,SYS 49155 stops 
the action, should you want to give your eyes a rest. 

REM WHIRLING DIRVISH 64 - JEFFREY PANICI 

:REM*73 
10 PRINTCHR$( 147) "CHECKING DATA" ; :CK= . : S=4 
91 52:FORX=STOS+1 90:READD: CK=CK+D 

:REM*242 

20 POKEX,D: PRINT"."; :NEXT:IFCK< >16665THENP 

RINT"ERROR! ! !";END ;REM*229 

30 PRINT" (CRSR DN)SYS 49152 TO START EFFEC 

T":PRINT"SYS 49155 TO STOP": END :REM*3 

40 DATA 76,49,192,76,112,192,0,0,1,2,3,4,5 

,6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,0, 0,0, 4: REM* 50 

50 DATA 5,6,7,7,7,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0,0,0,0,1, 

2, 3, 4, 120, 169, 88, 141, 20, 3, 169, 192 

:REM*25 
60 DATA 141,21,3,169,1,141,26,208,169,0,14 
1,1 8, 208, 173, 17, 208, 41, 11 9, 141, 17 

: REM* 2 37 
70 DATA 208,173,22,208,41,247,141,22,208,8 
8, 96, 173, 25, 208, 41,1, 240, 11, 169,1 

:REM*1 7 2 

80 DATA 141,25,208,32,150,192,76,49,234,10 

4,1 68,104,170,104,64,120,169 :REM*69 



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MAGIC 

90 DATA 128,141,26,208,169,49,141,20,3,169 
,234, 141, 21, 3, 173, 22, 208, 41 ,24 0:REM*106 
100 DATA 9,6,141,22,208,173,17,208,41,240, 
9,11,141,17,208,88,96,174,6,192 

:REM*253 
110 DATA 173,22,208,41,248,29,7,192,141,22 
,208,173,17,208,41 ,248,29,28,192 

:REM*1 33 

120 DATA 141,17,208,238,6,192,173,6,192,20 

1,21,1 44, 5, 169, 0,1 41, 6, 192, 96 ;REM*21 2 

— JKFFRKY D. PANICI, SANDWICH, IL 

S55A Movie Fade 64/128 

Wlieii you've Fuiisht^tl L-ti joying Whirling Dervish 04, 
aljove, try Movie Fatle fi4/128. As its name implies, this 
C-64 and C-128 (40- and HO-Colunm modes) utility makes 
screen lexl liicic out ;is in opening movie credits. Also try 
running Whirling Dervish (54 with Movie Fade 64/128 to 
create dynamic special ed'ects. Even Sieven Spielberg 
couldn't draw more attention lo your program! 

REM MOVIE FADE 64/128 - JEFFREY PANICI 

: REM* 205 
10 PRINTCHF$(1 47) :POKE532B1 , . :POKE5 3280, . : 

PRINT" (9 CRSR DNs)" :REM*51 

20 A$="RUN MAGAZINE PRESENTS" :GOSUB80:A$=" 

MOVIE FADE 64 & 128":GOSUB80 :REM*33 
30 A$= "MAGIC COLUMIST":GOSUB80 :REM*57 
40 A$="{CTRL 9)TIM WALSH{CTRL 0]":GOSUB80 

: REM* 8 7 
50 A$="THIS PROGRAM WAS WRITTEN BY":G0SUB8 

0:A$ = "{CTRL 9 JJEFFERY D. PAt^ICKCTRL 0) 

":GOSUB80 :REM*73 

55 A$="PRODUCED BY": GOSUB80 : AS=" [CTRL 9} ID 
G COMMUNICATI0NS/PETERB0ROUGH{CTRL 0}": 
GOSLIB80 :REM*107 

56 A$="EDITED BY":GOSUB80:A$="{CTRL 9)HAR0 
LD R.BJORNSEN(CTRL 0)":GOSUB80 :REH*133 

57 A$="DIRECTED BY" :GOSUB80: A$=" {CTRL 9}{C 
TRL 8] SWAIN PRATT ( CTRL 0)";GOSUB80 

: REM* 7 4 

60 GOTQ20 :REM*184 

70 REM FADER ROUTINE :REM*219 

80 F0RX=1 T04 0: NEXT: CL$=" {CTRL 1 1 {CTRL 7}{C 

OMD 7}{C0MD 6} {CTRL 4) {CTRL 2}":TB={40- 

(LEN(A$))l/2 :REM*157 

90 F0RX=1T06:C$=MID$(CL$,X,1 ) : PRINTTAB( TB) 

;C$;A$;"{CRSR UP)": NEXT :REM*13 

100 FORX=1TO2000:NEXT :REM*60 

110 F0RX=6T01 STEP-1 : C$=MID$(CL$, X, 1 ) : PRINT 

TAB(TB) ;C£;AS; "{CRSR UP} " :NEXT:REM*1 56 

120 FORP=1TO500: NEXT: RETURN ;REM*226 

— JKFFREY D. PANICI. SANDWICH, ILB 

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Commodore hires away another Apple exec, more games for the C-64 appear, 
and, for a change, there's an application for the C-128. 
Compiled by HAROLD R. BJORNSEN 



CoMMOoonE Picks av Apple 

WEST CHESTER. PA-C<nnm»dorL- 
I'rcsidcnt Harold C:(>|>pL'riiu)r) luis ;ip- 
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in Apple's efTotts in both cciutaiioji und 
the Federal Systems C'.roiij). 

A.S vice president of inarkctitig, he will 
work closely with Oopperinan in his ei- 
ibn to increase siiles and marketing sn])- 
pnri or (^omniodote [(roducts it) ilic 
husiuess, education, government and 
consumer markets. "As my associate at 
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govertmient and edncation. He is an ex- 
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coniputei technology and is ati invalu- 
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said Copperinan, 

In other news, Coninuxlore has joined 
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Four from Accolade 

SAN JOSE, CA— Accolade (550 S, Win- 
cliester Blvd., Suite 200, San Jose, CA 
95128) has released four new games for 
the C-64, at $14.95 each. 

Three games in one. Mental Blocks 
challenges the player iti a series of brain 
teasers. In the first game. Free Fait, your 
task is to |)lace falling geometric shapes 
into a defined space. The Cahfornia 
Achievemenl Ciihm gives you and another 
player a cube test, in which you must 
identify the unfolded version of a cube 
before your opponent does. In What's 
Next Pussycat, the left side of your brain 
is put to the test as you attempt to be 
the first to identify tlie next geometric 
shape in a logical sequence of tour. 

Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit pro- 
vides players with tools to create shoot- 
'em-ups of their own. Three prede- 
signeti games are included on the disk, 
and game designers can choose to tailor 
any of these to their own specifications 
or start from scratch to create a tmique 
game. Vou can tniild backgrotmds, cre- 
ate animation sequences and sound ef- 
fects, determine the number of game 
levels and decide the amount of time 
between each enemy attack wave. 

In Harrier 7, enemy forces have cap- 
tured seven nrilitary bases iti the Straits 
of Hormuz, cutting off the major oil 
supplies of the free world. As the pilot 
of a Harrier fighter jet, you must ma- 
nipulate your aircraft through the Per- 
sian Gulf to locate and destroy the seven 
enemy rocket bases. 

You have eight hours and 12 minutes 
in Frightmarc to wake yourself up frotn 
yotn- worst nightmare. In this game of 
over 80 levels, you travel lluinigb seven 
dream states, each nune horrifying 
than the last. With each level you con- 
quer, you gain six minutes on the clock 
toward waking up. 

Check Reader Service number 404. ■ 



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IMarvel Comks CamelbLife! 

You control Marvel Super Heroes in battle against Marvel Super Villains. 
And they have all the special talents Marvel gave them. 











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The X-Men Are Calling You to Action against Arcade and Magneto 
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Bemoaning RVN's thinner issues, petitioning for Commodore 8-bit 
support, and gaining extra game lives. 



Twins? 

Michael Cavanaugh's review ofTime- 
works' GEOS Writer 64 (Software Gal- 
lery, RUN, April 1989) sounded like a 
review of Spinnaker's Better Working 
Word Publisher. Are the two programs 
actually the satne program marketed 
under different names? If so, GEOS 
owners should be warned so that they 
won't purchase both. 

—Roberta. Hunter 
Windsor, Nfld., Canada 

Mark L. Goldberg, President of Time- 
works, slates: "Sjmnaker's Word Publisher 
and Time works' GEOS Writer 64 are both 
similar in function. They were created from 
the same basic design. However, that's lohere 
the similarity ends. 

"The Timeworks program includes several 
fundamental mer-interface differences that 
make it easier and fa.\ter to learn and me. 
The manual was written completely by the 
Tiniewnrks editorial staff and is quite com- 
prehensive by comparison." 

—Editors 
HUGs, Not Bugs 

As RUN'i editor-in-chief, Dennis 
Brisson, pointed out in May's RUNning 
Ruminations, Commodore 64 and 128 
users feel as if they're being abandoned 
by Commodore. In light of this, the 
Heartland Users' Group (HUG) is or- 
ganizing a nationwide petition cam- 
paign of user groups asking that the 8- 
hit machines be supported, if not by 
Commofiore, then !)y someone else. 
User groups may get information by 
writing HUG, I'O Box 281, Cape Gir- 
ardeau, MO 63702. 

—Lee Pasborg 
Secretary. HUG 

Honey, I Shrunk 
RUN Magazine 

In his July 1989 editorial about the 
decUne in the C-64/128 market. Dermis 
Brisson stated, "Far from giving up on 
the market, we see an opportunity here 
to serve— through the magazine and 



special disk products— needs that aren't 
being met." If these brave words are 
true, then why has there been a de- 
crease in the size of RUN since the Feb- 
ruary 1989 issue? 

—Gerald R O'Donnell 
Savannah, GA 

Thinner issues after the ufinter season in 
no way indicate a lessening o/'RUN's cam- 
mitmenl to its readers, but simply the eco- 
nomic fact of life in the computer publish- 
ing business that the volume of ad.% always 
lower after Christmas, has decreased sharply 
this year. 

—Editors 
In Commodore We Trust? 

I'm writing in reaction to Commo- 
dore's decision to discontinue the 
C-128 and C-128D line of cotnputers. 
This is an ill-fated decision that the com- 
pany will come to regret, and I'm dis- 
appointed that it has so little regard for 
its customers. 

It appears that Commodore is at- 
tempting to maneuver its customers 
into a position of purchasing a higher- 
priced Amiga system by withholding 
service, parts and accessories. This 
would also mean that hinidreds of 
dollars' worth of s(jfCwaie must be 
abandoned by each user for lack of 
compatibility. 

I appreciate my machine, and I have 
every intention to use it until it dies. 
Will I ever buy another Commodore 
computer? I doti't think so. I have lost 
my trust in Commodore, 

—JOHN D. Miller 

PriTSBURGH, PA 

Likes H-P's Deskjet 

1 found Lou Wallace's article on la.ser 
])rituers ("A Dynamite Combo!," RUN, 
July 1989) interesting and informative. 
However, if a C-fi4/128 user is inter- 
ested in 300 dots-per-inch printing of 
both graphics and text, the Hewlett- 
Packard Deskjet is probably a more eco- 
tiomical choice. The output is virtually 
indistinguishable from laser output, the 



printer has both parallel and serial 
ports, it takes up less space, and is very 
quiet. Also, when printing from RAM 
disk from within GEOS, its speed is 
really quite impressive. 

— T. D. FiFER 
Hamir/XMCK, mi 

We solicited Hewlett- Packard for just that 
printer to be reviewed along with the others, 
but they would not cooperate by lending us 
a machine to evaluate. 

—Editors 

THAT'S Why We Call It 
"Fast-Food Frenzy" 

I have a couple of tips for your arcade 
game, "Fast- Food Frenzy," published in 
last August's Lssue of RUN. You can stop 
the game at any time by pressing the 
run-stop/restore key combination. En- 
tering SYS 49152 and pressing the 
firebutton restarts the game where you 
left off. Also, if you press run-stop/re- 
store after losing all your lives, but be- 
fore the "Came Over" message, type in 
the above SYS command and press the 
firebutton, and you'll get back the 
screen with i;ero lives. Play one round 
until the screen flashes, press the fire- 
button, and you'll have 255 lives to your 
credit! 

—BEN Serebrin 
Lakeland, FL 

We followed your suggestions, Ben, and 
they work fine. But try hitting the burgers 
at level nine. Wkew! 

—Editors 
Great Lakes Mistake 

If anyone from the Show Me state 
says, "Oh, sure. Prove to me that this 
Beach guy is really from Missouri," their 
well-known skepticism will be well 
founded. In your August feature article, 
"Sculptor, Lawyer, Editor-in-Chief," 
you list my hometown of Elwell as being 
in Missouri. It's actually in Michigan! 

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Software Gallery 

In conjunction with Computer Learning Month, here are reviews 
of programs from rruith and science to g}~amniar and writing. 
Compiled by BETH S. JALA 



High/Scope Survey of Early 
Childhood Software A 

Before You Buy for 

Your Smalt F7y, 

Take a Good Look at this Book! 

When it comts to educational soti- 
ware for children, it's a jungle out there. 
Confused parents entountcr many 
vines w;siting to cntanfjle them: Some 
projruinis are outdated; iiol all software 
runs on all computers; and t!ie cltild 
might not fall into the target age for 
which the software was designed. 

Fortunately, there is a machete on the 
market that can chop through this 
mess: fiigli/Scope's Survey of Early 
Childhood Software. High/Scope is a 
non-profit organization ;md receives no 
nuniey from either puhlishers or dis- 
tributors for reviewing the software. 
This is the fifth year that author Warren 
Buckleitner has produced the surs'ey. 

The 1989 version of the paperback 
evaluates 35.5 educational programs 
and rates them in terms of user friend- 
liness, educational value and instruc- 
tional design, li covers software de- 
signed for children of ages three to ten. 

Surprisingly, Commodore-com])aii- 
ble programs make a good showing. Of 
the 355 programs, 124 are available for 
Commodore computers, ranking them 
far ahead of Atari titles (-13), slightly 
ahead of IBM (1 15). hut a {listani sec- 
ond hehintl Apple (307), Most of the 
highly rated titles are available for sev- 
eral computers, including Commodore. 

The book's reviews don't waste words. 
Nearly al! are accompanied by a print- 
out of a sample screen from the pro- 
gram. Here's a synopsis of one review, 
Baiidville's Rainy Day (James. 

It has an overall rating of 83 out of 
a possible 100 points. It wa.s publislied 
in 1 985 with a suggested retail price of 
$29.95 and is a%'ailable for the Apple, 
C-f)4, .'\tari and Macintosh computers. 
It is designed to help a child's classifi- 
cation abilities using memory practice. 
Following that overview is the com- 




HigK/ScDpe's survey evaluaces a lat oF 
educational computer pragrams, including 
many For Che C-&4/12B, 

ment: "Contains three card games on 
one disk: Concentration, Old Maid and 
Go Fish. Child uses mouse, joystick, ar- 
row keys or Koala I'ad to move cards. 
Three difficulty levels offer range in 
content. Well designed. Offers good 



Report Card 

A Superb i 

.•\n exceptional program that 
outshines all others. 

B Good. 

One of the better programs 
available in its ciilegory. A worth)' 
addition to your software library. 

C Average. 

Lives u|] to its bifling. No major 
hassles or disappointments here. 

D Poor. 

this [iiogram has some problems. 
'ITicre are better on the market. 

i Failure. 

Many problems; should be 
deep-sixed! 



level of child control. Up to tliree play- 
ers can play against the computer." 

Of the programs reviewetl, only 12 
percent have a "most recent copyright 
date" of 1987-88. But just because a 
program may have been produced 
three or fintr years ago, doesn't mean 
it can'i contend with today's releases. 
Indeed, several of the "outstanding" 
programs chosen by HigWScope date 
back to 1984 and 1985. 

And child-educadon software is still 
coming out for the Commodore. 
.'Vmong the 1987-88 releases are: Di- 
nosaurs Are Forever, Ifolidays 8c Sea- 
sons, and Letters (or You, all from 
Polarware, Inc.; Simon Says, from Sun- 
burst Communications; and Teddy 
Bear-rels of Fun, from DLM. 

Other nice features of the hook in- 
clude a directory of early-childhood 
software producers; a list of the 355 
products reviewed grouped by the con- 
ceptual areas they help develop; and 
worksheets to show how ratings of the 
products were done. 

HiglVScope's survey is an excellent 
addidon to parents', educators' and user 
groups' libraries. [Editor's notr: Eduaiiors 
may he intnaled in cmtlacting Commodore's 
Education department (1200 Wilson Drive, 
West Cheiler, PA 19380) for a aifry nf their 
Diredory uj Educational Software. Prepared 
by the EPIE butitute, it u a compreheiLme 
liUing of educational software for the C-64/ 
128; however, the packages are not rated.] 
(Htgli/Scope Press, 600 N. River St., Ypsi- 
hmli. Ml 49198. $19.95.) 

— LoNNiF, Brown 
Lakeianh, FL 

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With Tough Puzzles 

The idea behind Comp-U-Solve is 
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to possess well-developed problem- 
solving skills, and that these can be 
strengthened through practice with 
solving puzzles such as this program 
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cept this raiionale, the puzzles ihem- 
selves arc interesting, cluillfnging and 
fun. They arc all variations of classical 
br;iin-teasfrs that have been aroniul for 
hundreds of years, and they are not easy 
at first encounter. Once you've solved 
them a few times, of course, you recall 
their secrets, but the initial trials are 
engrossing. 

Ten puzzles, presented on two disks, 
arc chosen from main menus, and then, 
when the individual game metujs ap- 
pear, you can choose Instructions, Reg- 
ular mode oi- Contest mode. There is 
some computer interaction in Regular 
mode, ivhere the program asks if you 
want a hint when it detects that you're 
going off in a wrong direction, but in 
Contest mode you're on your own. In- 
structions are clear, and you work 
through the puzzles by using easily 
learned keystrokes, hitience on your 
part is, however, an advantage, not only 
in seeking solutions, but during some 
long waits while the program sets up 
and when it goes to excessive lengths 
in congratulating your successes. But 
this is a minor quibble. 

Perhaps die easiest game is Electro- 
Connection, in which you have to draw 
non-intersecting lines connecting sim- 
ilarly lettered boxes. The second pu//le, 
Number Hop. displays a 12x20 grid 
composed of the digits 1 through -t, 
randomly fjlaced. After a flashing cur- 
sor on one square .starts you off, the 
challenge in Regular nuide is to hop 
hori/.ontally or vertically the number of 
squares indicated by the digit of the 
square you're on until you've made 100 
hops. Contest mode gets harder by giv- 
ing you successive goals of 2, 4, 8, 16 
and 32 hops, but adding the condition 
that ihe averiige of the squares you hop 
to must always remain greater than 3 
{with the start always on a 4). 

/Vnoiher good challenge is taking a 
journey on a map slrowing 23 lettered 
"cities" connected by various "roads." 
The problem is to [jass through each 
city withoiu revisiting any and wiilunU 
traversing any road a second time. This 
Tricky Trip, as it's called, is great until 
you learn the route; there's only one 
configuration, so subsequent trips hold 
little interest. 

Some of the other puzzles involve: 
identifying, by successive weighings, the 
one coin out of nine thai is either lighter 
or heavier than the odier eiglii; moving 
seven diilerent-sized dishes from one 
Stack to another without ever placing a 
larger one on a smaller (the ancient 
Towcrsof Hanoi puzzle); pouring water 
back and Ibrlh among three beakers of 
different volume to achieve equal 



amounts in two of them; and a variation 
on the old poser of the farmer getting 
three animals across a river one at a 
lime without ever leaving alone a pair 
oi' natural enemies, one of which would 
devour the other. 

Although Comp-U-Solve's clear and 
comprehensive documentation, which, 
by the way, includes explanations and 
solulitms, recommends ranges of grade 
levels (from 2 to 12) appropriate to the 
diflitidly of the various pu//.les, 1 have 
a problem believing that nuiny children 
under age nine or ten would have the 




Challenge yourself or yd"'* Students with this 
Camp-U-Sohfe puule, Tricky Tri|l. 

interest and [Jcrscverence, let alone 
ability, to get far with ihcm, 1 think the 
games are iirie for upper elementary 
grades and above, and certainly many 
adults can have fun with them. I did. 

This well-conceived and well-exe- 
cuted program serves a worthwhile 
purpose and entertains ytm in die bar- 
gain, (Kduaitiomd Aclhiitm, Inc., Fiw- 
port, NY 11520. ('.-64/$ 1 09 fur both disks. 
imlh a total tij ten gtimes; $59.95 for imi' 
dish of five games.) 

— SVVAIN PR(\IT 
RUN Stait- 

RocKY's Boots A 

Tlu.SK Boots Were 
Made for Learning 

Rocky's Boots, originally copyrighted 
in 1995, has earned a reputation as an 
educational classic, but it deserves to be 
niore widely known in the Commodore 
community. In the first place, the object 
of the game is to leach problem-solving 
skills by using the logical tools employed 
in botli progia nulling and electronic 
circuit design. In other words, Rocky's 
Boots is really about computers. Sec- 
ondly, it's pure fun from the opening 
of the first on-screen tutorial. Kinally, 
Rotkv's Boots demonstrates what ex- 



citing results imaginative C-64 pro- 
gramming can achieve without resort- 
ing to technical raz/lc -dazzle. 

Rcxky's world consists of a series of 
interconnected rooms. In the tutorials, 
you move from room to room, encoun- 
tering a collection of electronic machine 
parts and the wires that are used to join 
them. There are no spectacular graph- 
ics or .sound effects here. Everytliing is 
unconipromisingly two-dimensional, 
but, remarkably, all the electronic [)arts 
are functional. Yovi can put them to- 
gether, turn them on, watch tlie elec- 
tricity flow- and see the machine that 
you've constructed start to work. . .or 
not work. If you've got a glitch, you 
simply grab your splitter, pull out the 
oflending .section and rebuild as much 
as necessary. It's up lo you to play 
around, try things out and observe what 
happens. 

Sometimes, there are surprises— my 
first experimental machine ran away 
from me. (I'd sort of hoped ii would 
work that way, but I didn't trust the 
.software lo play fair; it does, though!) 
,'\ftcr a while, I Idund my.seli behaving 
as if 1 were working in the real world, 
trotting back and liirlh between rooms 
looking for the splitter and cannibaliz- 
ing the demonstration machines for in- 
teresting parts to use in my own con- 
structions. I felt that I'd finally been 
given the Erector Set I'd always wanted 
as a child. 

Unce familiar with the available parts, 
you can move on to the games: first 
Rocky's Boots and then Rocky's Chal- 
lenge, which has complicated pieces 
and more difficult [luzzles. Your job is 
lo build a kicking machine tluil will se- 
lect specific targets and boot them as 
they pass by. If you have trouble de- 
signing a machine to do the job, the 
excellent manual [Jrovides some solu- 
tions (but try not to peck!). The games 
have a Debugging mode that runs your 
machine in slow motion, so you can spot 
mistakes and correct them. 

There are no penalties for failures 
and no high scores to entourage 
compeliiion. However, Rocky himself 
comes out to help you celebrate when 
you've built a successful machine. It's 
surprisingly nice to watch someone else 
hop up and down when you ihink 
you've been particularly clever. 

When you've solved all of Rocky's 
puzzles, you can create your own brain- 
teasers. And, when you're finally ready 
to put the disk away, you may find that 
the fun has just begun. If you're not all 
thumbs, you might experience an irre- 
sistible urge to gritb a soldering iron 
and continue the game ouLside of the" 



18 RUN' OCTOBER 1989 



These are the streets. And there are no rules 
when you do battle here. 

5TREETFIGHTER is strictly survival of the 
fittest against 8 of the baddest dudes from 
around the world. Watch out for flying scissor 
kicks, lethal Ninja weapons, and other evil 
tricks. Block their attacks while you counter 
with jabs and roundhouse kicks. Don 't 
drop your guard cause these guys aren't 
justb-b-b-b-bad. They're "Bad to the Bone." 

So see your favorite software retailer or 
call Capcom U.S.A. 408-727-1665. You don't 
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computer environment, or if program- 
ming is your hobby, you may liiicl 
you've developed nevif skills to use there 
as well. 

The Learning Company recom- 
mends ilie program for ages nine and 
up. Judging from my own experience, 
that age range should extend way, way 
up. I think Rocky's Boots deserves a 
place in your lihrary whether or not 
there are children around to share it. 
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GEnTRUDE'S Secrets A- 

Classifying Colors and Sorting 
Shapes Increase Your Child's 
Problem-Solving Skills 

Ducky! That's how to describe Ger- 
trude's Secrets, a captivating C-(>4 cdu- 
cationai game from The Learning 
Com]);uiy. Hosted by a feathered barn- 
yard Iriend (who's actually a goose), it's 
designed to teach four- to seven-year- 
olds to recognize similarities and differ- 
ences and to use deductive reasoning — 
both important skills for reading and 
math. The game is clever, clearly pre- 
sented, colorful and entertaining, and it 
provides room for a child's initiative. 

'I'he basic design of Gertrude's Se- 
crets can be likened to an adventure 
game: You move a large cursor from 
room to room to get instructions, view 
sample puzzle solutions and tlien solve 
the randomly generated pii/./les. Clhil- 
drcn in the targeted [^rereading group 
will need help gelling started, since in- 
structions both in the manual and on- 
screen must be read. However, after the 
first time through, the typical child can 
probably go it alone. Simple direction 
signs at many doors may even get the 
child reading, 'Ilie program runs with- 
out any glitches, and it tloesn't need to 
access the disk alter loading. 

At the first screen, you can go directly 
through the secret door into the game 
area, or you can choose to go through 
the general -instruction rwims. In these 
rtHims, you learn to move the cursor 
using the keyboard or a joystick, to make 
the cursor go fast or slow, to pick up and 
drop puzzle pieces and to toggle the ix:- 
casional sound setjuences oil' and on. 

The first screen opens the door to 
Gertrude's Secrets. Just inside is her 
room, where she rests when not busy 
and where o titer doors lead to three 
puzzle areas; arrays, trains and loops. 



Each type of puz/le calls for identi- 
fying similar pieces and deducing a rule 
for arranging them. The two array puz- 
zles— iix'i and 'Ixl— are solved by 
placing similarly shaped or colored 
pieces (sets) in each row or column. 

The three train puzzles consist of six 
rectangles strung together. In the first 
puzzle, the pieces placed in successive 
rectangles must be different in one re- 
spect, either in shape or in color; in tlie 
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leyfitick or the kEryboord to move between 
rooms and puzzles. 

and color; and in the third, they must 
have one or two differences, depending 
on whether the connecting lines are sin- 
gle or double. 

Tile first loop puzzle is a large rec- 
tangle to be filled with either a color or 
shape set. 'Ihe second consists of two 
overlapping rectangles (a Venn dia- 
gram), each to be filled with a different 
.set. If one loop gets colors and the other 
shapes, any pieces having the same at- 
tributes go into the overia]) area. 

A correctly placed piece stays in a 
puzzle. If it's incorrectly placed, it drops 
down out of the puzzle, and you can 
pick it up to try again. 

By completing a puzzle you earn a 
treasure, which Gertrude stores in the 
Treasure Room. You cati visit there any 
time you want to see how many goodies 
you have. Unfortunately, .some of the 
treasures are too small to make out what 
they are, 

.Although neither the program nor 
the manual makes it clear, you can 
abandon a puzzle at any time by finding 
Cicrtrude in her nest and picking her 
up. You can also see a list of the pro- 
gram-control keys by pressing the ? key. 
Inappropriately for prereaders, how- 
ever, the list is mostly in prose. 

The puzzle pieces come from the 
Storeroom. If you take a break from 
solving a puzzle to look there, you see 
that, sure enough, the pieces you're us- 



ing are gone. Next to the Storeroom is 
the New Puzzle Piece room, where you 
can obtain alternate sets of pieces. An 
especially nice feature of the program 
is the Shape Edit room, which lets you 
aher the built-in pieces to your heart's 
content. 

Even as a card-carrying adult, 1 had 
fun wandering through the tnaze of 
rooms, experimenting with the pro- 
gram. Trying to work out and remem- 
ber the configuration of the maze was 
an interesting exercise, too. The man- 
ual does include a map of Gertrude's 
world, but I'd suggest you not look until 
you've figured it out for yourself. 

The writers of Gertrude's manual 
have done well in producing text an 
adult can read to a child and Imth will 
understand and enjoy. Screen shots 
help refresh your memory regarding 
rooms other tban the one you're in. The 
manual also provides fists of the skills 
taught by each puzzle, summaries of the 
keyboard and joystick controls, a small 
glossary of program-related concepts, 
schemes for playing Gertrude's Secrets 
in noncomputer settings, the map and a 
list of hardware requirements. 

Curiously, the latter doesn't include 
the Commodore, although program 
controls for the Commodore are spec- 
ified elsewhere. However, the program 
worked fine on my C-128, 1571, 1701 
system, and my C-64 and 1541 with a 
tbird-party color monitor. 

I would recommend Gertrude's Se- 
crets as a learning tool for young chil- 
dren. For those of us who are older, . , 
well, I suppose buying it doesn't make 
sense, but it certainly is fun! f77(^ Leam- 
itiji Company, 6493 Kaiser Drive, Fremont, 
CA 94555. C-64/$29.95.) 

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As incredible as it seems, more than 
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This program teaches simple spell- 
ing, word formations and letter rec- 
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It contains six types of games. The first 
three vary according to a game's length 
and whether upper- or lowercase letters 
are displayed. In ench, play begins with 
a Muppet bringing a letter to ihe screen. 
The child then uses a fimciion key to 
pick a matching character when it 
reaches the bottom of a spinning ferris 
wheel. 

The fourili game is called One Little 
Word. Its goal is to choose the letters 
on the wheel that duplicate those in a 
word. In What's Missing, a child tries 
to find a character that correctly com- 
pletes a word. The last type of game 
has a youngster attempt to discover the 
three letters that make up a secret word. 

In all six games, a correct choice 
causes the selected letter to fly into the 
air and become part of a tower. At the 
end of each game, the last letter hits a 
bell in the completed tower as Big Bird, 
Cookie Monster and Bert perform a 
lively litde dance. 

My only criticism of the program in- 
volves its documentati<m. .'\lthough the 
instructions indicate otherwise, the fer- 
ris wheel's speed cannot be reduced 
below its default setting; however, few 
members of the software's intended au- 
dience would have problems with the 
wheel's speed during the game. 

More than making up for the man- 
ual's shortcomings are the program's 
positive elements. The graphics, for in- 
stance, are rich and appealing, and the 
sound efl'ecls are excellent. And, best of 
all, the program's carefully crafted de- 
sign guarantees many enjoyable hours 
of practice in important early reading 
skills. 

While software packages that are in- 
spired by television often turn out to be 
disappointments, this is definitely not 
the case with Ijctter-Go-Round. This 
low-priced computer program is every 
bit as good as the illustrious broadcast 
series, now in its third decade, that it 
was derived from. (Hi Tech Expressions, 
584 Broadway, Xeu' York, XY 10012. 
C-6'f/$9.95.) 

—Walt Latocha 
Oak Park, IL 

Colonial Times Databases . . A- 

Jump Into This Time Capsule 
For an Educational Trip 
To Colonial America 

Picture a time when blacksmiths 
pulled teeth, children played with corn 
husk doiis, and teeth were cleaned with 
honey and pulverized charcoal. By en- 



gaging in activities that use Colonial 
Times Databases, a set of tiles designed 
for use with Bank Street Beginner's 
Filer and Bank Street School Fiier, stu- 
dents can gel a feel for I lie history and 
day-to-day life of colonial America. 

The software's stated goal is to help 
history "come ahve" for students in el- 
ementary and junior high school, by 
providing them with historical, social 
and personal information about colo- 
nial times. Students develop research 
and amdytic skills as they learn to nni- 
nipulatc the database. The files include 
travelog Information (demographics 
and history), colonial news, patriot bi- 
ographies, job descriptions, recipes and 
game instructions, family life facts and 
a glossary that contains information 
about the vocabulary used within each 
of the files. 

If students are not acquainted with 
the Bank Street programs or with how 
to use a database, the teacher will have 
to spend some time familiarizing them 
with the procedures ior accessing and 
tnanipulatitig the daiaba.ses. 

The Teacher's Cuide contains an 
overview of the material in eacli file. 
This includes a rationale, descriptions 
of fields and a bibliography. Novice and 
advanced activities, including repro- 
ducible student worksheets and answer 
keys, are provided as well. 

For the most part, the activities seem 
clever, workable and worthwhile; they 
should not only engage the student in 
a productive database search, but 
should provide accurate and interest- 
ing information. For example, students 
are asketl to simulate an advertising 
campaign on behalf of a particular col- 
ony; to do diis, they must discover what 
aspect of the colony is unique. Other 
activities involve creating timelines, 
comparing colonies through the use of 
a Venn diagram, creating want ads for 
colonial occupations and engaging in 
historically accurate game-playing. 

There are some liniilations to a data- 
base like this. It isn't always clear that 
the .screen must be scrolled to the right 
to get a <:onip!ete entry. Also, the glos- 
sary should include pronunciations. 
.-Vnd some of the entries could be more 
complete. For example, picture the stu- 
dent who finds, to his or her great de- 
light, the entry on the game "bilbo 
catcher." There is no help in the enti y 
or the glossary for the teacher when the 
child asks why ibe game is called thai. 
(A bilbo, according to the Oxford En- 
glish Dictionai7, could be either a slen- 
der sword or a long iron bar that 
fettered a prisoner's feet.) 

The Resource Secuon could be ex- 



panded as well. Some of the drawings 
could be replaced or supported by pho- 
tographs. In addition, a list of appro- 
priate historical fiction, as well as a lisdng 
of historical exhibits throughout the 
country, would be a boon to teachers. 

But these are mostly sins of omission. 
Although a database like this is no re- 
placement for a library, it doesn't really 
pretend lo be. It is an exceptional tool 
for helping children become computer 
literate, and it should provide any el- 
ementary or junior high classroom with 
plenty of information for a fascinating 
trip back in time, (Sunburst Comimini- 
calions, 39 Waskington Ave., Pleasanlville, 
NY 10570. C-64/$59; lab pack $177.) 

—SHARON G. WKINER 
CHIC/\G0, IL 



The Incredible 

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Bubble, Bubble, Toil. . . 
And Ijeam! 

The last decade has seen a new and 
exciting focus on critical thinking skills 
in the schools. Far too few textbooks or 
software products effectively address 
these important skills. The Incredible 
Laboratory is one of the exceptions. It 
helps children develop a few specific 
problem-solving skills in an engaging, 
entertaining context. 

The Incredible Laboratory is a logic 
game appropriate for grades 3 and up. 
In addition to fostering note-taking 
habits, it develops analytic skills that are 
called, in the accompanying teacher's 
guide, "successive scanning" or "trial 
and error." The user must develop 
strategics for identifying which chemi- 
cal causes vvhat effect in the creation of 
a monster. Young children will quickly 
figure out that they must jot down notes 
in order to remember what mixtures 
cause what effects. 

There arc three ability levels— nov- 
ice, appreutite and scientist— each with 
two modes. In Play mode, the user 
chooses chemicals tt) produce a mon- 
ster, and then through a process of trial 
and error, deduces which chemical pro- 
duced which body part. The levels are 
successively more difficult, with more 
chemicals to add to the mixture, and 
with chemicals that combine to result 
in new effects, .-\t the more advanced 
scientist level, the chemicals produce 
different monster pans each time the 
program is run. In Challenge mode, 
two players collaborate in choosing 
chemicals to concoct a monster; both 
players then identify which of three ■ 



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monsters displayed on the screen is the 
monster they t:reated. 

The Challenge mode lets students 
hrainstotin and cooperate, both excel- 
lent strategies for problem solving. The 
on-screen instructions for this mode are 
confusing, however. It's not dear from 
the prompts that it's meant for two play- 
ers to cooperatively create the monster. 
Further, there will be times when a 
player wants to challenge him- or her- 
self, which can be done, but only by 




Monsters and mummies and whateuora, oh 
■nyl Create them all in The tncroilibla 
Laboratory. 

typing in two natnes (or one name 
twice). y\nd, unfortunately, in either 
mode, once a chemical is selected, 
there's no turning back. 

The hicredihle Laboratory has clever 
graphics: a beaker containing the chem- 
icals heats lip, the chemicals vaporize 
and the monster appears in a connected 
container. The monster parts them- 
selves are amusing, ranging from three 
very silly connected heads to cowboy 
boots, liie s<mnd eflects are especially 
wonderful vvheu, in Challenge mode, 
the iinptjster moiisiers dissolve with a 
slurpy, reladvely realistic .sound. 

The teacher's guide, presented in a 
looseleaf binder, includes directions 
and worksheets, k also comes with class- 
room lessons on note taking and trial- 
and-error procedine, Most of i!ie sug- 
gestions will be helpful to classtooni 
teachers. The note-taking lesson, bow- 
ever, is based on identifying the main 
ideas and supporting details of a Paul 
Bunyan story; it's quite a jump from 
this to the type of note taking required 
for a chemistry experiment. .'\ji activity 
clearly bused on scientific method tnight 
more eifectively help children learn 
strategies necessary foi- a successful ex- 
periment in The Incredible Laboratory. 

The lack of sufficient classroom ma- 
terials could affect some teachers' suc- 
cess with this program. Suggestions for 
integrating the program within a cur- 

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riculum— including activities to pre- 
cede anci follow its use within various 
subject areas— would also help a school 
district justiiy both ilie use and the cost 
of the program. Teachers would also be 
well served by a discussion of additional 
strategies that children can use with this 
program. 

The Incredible Laboratory could be 
a delightful addition to any school {or 
home) software library, 'fhe strategies 
it fosters should help students in areas 
throughout the cmriculum, from lan- 
guage arts to .science and math. This is 
a genuinely challenging program that's 
both educational and fun. .4fter all, 
what self-respecdng kid is able to resist 
experimenting with a bit of alien oil, 
bubbling mud or fuzzy mold? (Sunlnmt 
Communiaitiijns, 39 Washington /hw,, 
PktLvmhnne, NY 10570. C-64/$65; 10- 
dkk lab pack $195.) 

—Sharon G. Weiner 
Chicago, IL 

FRACTIONS: AN INTRODUCTION . . B 

Math Football: Percent . . . B -i- 

Correcl Answers Get You 
Into a Motintain 
Or the Endzone 

As many adults can testify from iheir 
own experience, learning fractions— 
both common and decimal— and the 
mysteiies of percentage is often an ex- 
cruciating process for children in the 
middle elementary school grades. With a 
thorough introduction, however, fol- 
lowed by consistent practice, the painful 
struggle can give way to the satislaclion 
of success, fun can even ensue, if the 
]n-actice is motivated by progiams like 
fractions: An Introduction and Math 
football: Percent, both of which contain 
game aspects. 

The title of the Fractions package is a 
bit misleading, for it's by no means an 
introduction. It d()es, however, provide 
a weahh of practice— with fairly sim])le 
examples that many children could do 
in their heads — on basic operations in 
transforming common fractions. 

Tliree lessons are offered, each with 
several levels of complexity. The first 
deals with simplifying by reducing to 
lowest terms and changing impro- 
per fractions to mixed numbers; the 
second with finding lowest common de- 
lUJininators; and the third with the pro- 
cesses of expansion, or the reverse of 
simplification. 

The formats and on-screen instruc- 
tions are generally clear, and the ex- 



amples change upon replaying the 
levels, so there is little repetition. One 
drawback— easily repairable, I should 
think- is that you caniiot, at will, aban- 
don the level you're in to return or 
advance to another lesson or level. If 
you want to escape, your only recourse 
is to press Fl, which puts you back at 
the beginning of the whole program. 
This is not mentioned in the on-screen 
directiotis, and only obscurely in the 
otherwise adequate documentation. 




Fractions: An Introduction provides practice 
wiLh finding lowest common denominators 
and all sorts of transformations. 

Two sections of teacher management 
are available: one for viewing, printing 
or deleting records of students' scores, 
which the program keeps, and the other 
for altering the tuintber of problems in 
a level rmi, the percent of cmTect an- 
swers you need to play the reward 
game, time limits, and so on. 

The reward game, which didn't grip 
me, but would, I suppose, appeal to 
younger children, is Magic Mountain, 
wherein you climb ladders, avoiding 
trap doors and !>als, to escape through 
a door at the top. Yon earn a chance to 
play it by getting a certain percentage 
of problems correct in a given level (the 
default values are eight out of ten). I 
found it hard to make the little man do 
what I wanted, and twice during game 
play the computer fro/.e up on me, so 
I slumned the pleasure thereafter. 

The Fractions program surely pro- 
vides suitable practice for fifth or sixth 
grade children and would be good re- 
medial review for older students, but it 
does assume that basic instruction has 
been given, including, for example, the 
meaning of "greatest common factor." 
But, of course, anyone past sixth grade 
knows what that means. 

The game aspect in Math Football: 
Percent is of an entirely different order. 
You play a football game throughout, 
solving problems to take your own team 
downficid or to defend against the ad- 
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What do a "tubed -out" California surfer, a knight 
in shining armor and a Shakespeare-spouting elf 
maiden have in common? Typically nothing! But 
you'll recruit this off-beat crew and meet more than 
50 other peculiarcharacters in TANGLED TALES, 
the Misadventures of a Wizard's Apprentice. 





,ou sure aren't the wizard's star pupil. In fact, he took away your 
spells when you spilled his precious adamantite dust on the squirrel. 
What a mess that turned out to be! 

Redeem yourself, fill your spell book and save Violet Valley on 
this fractured journey where time stands still — or maybe just 
hangs around. It's filled with stirring combat and perplexing 
puzzles, and features dazzling graphics with animated illustra- 
tions, 3-D dungeons and detailed overhead views. 

"Vou've seen fantasy, role-playing and graphic adventure 
games before, but never one that combines myth, magic and 
mirth like TANGLED TALES. 

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or some of the greatest restaurants in the country. How- 
ever, each June Chicago is also the place to go for a 
glimpse of the hot new software titles that will appear 
on store shelves in the fall. The event is the International 
Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and if you can find 
your way past all the CD players, VCRs, fax machines 
and cellular car phones, it ohcrs a rare opportunity to 
see wliat leading software publishers have in the works. 
In partial contradiction to all the cinn-ent reports (self- 
fulfilling prophesies?) that the C-64 market is dying and 
that most software publishers are shifting toward the MS- 
DOS environment, I was happy to find several companies 
still vigorously .supporting the 64 with dozens of new- 
sports simulations, war games, graphics adventures, role- 
playing games and action-packed arcade games. How- 
ever, those of you who were hoping for a C-64 version 
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ware for your C- ! 28 will have to wait until next year— at this 
CES, the focus was dtfuiitely on fun. 

AccEMT on Sports 

As in previous years, software publishers are busy bringing 
the ihiill of vittory and the agony of defeat home to your 
computer screen with sports simulations based on everything 
from grand prix motorcycle racing to soccer. Some of the 
simulations you can expect to see this fall include a pair of 
motorcycle racing games, The Cycles, from Accolade, and 
Super Hang On, frotn Data East. 

Data East has also announced a new line of sports simu- 
lations, called MVI* Sports, which will kick off this fall with 
ABC Monday Night Football. Other additions that Data East 
plans for the MVP line-up include basketball, baseball and 
auto racing. All games in the line will have a similar user 
interface and feature graphics that let you see ihe action 
from the player's perspective. 

You'll also have a chance to occupy the driver's scat in 
Electronic Arts' t'errari Formula One, or, for action that's 
hot but not ([uiie as fast, to smack some volleyballs over the 
net in EA's Kings of the Beach; Professional Beach Volleyball. 

Mastertronic is set to release four new sports simulations 
that, like John Elway's Quarterback, are endorsed by major 
figures. The lilies to look for are Orel Hershiser's Strike 
Zone, Rick Davis's World Trophy Soccer, Greg Norman's 
Ultimate Golf and Magic Johnson's Basketball. In the same 
vein. Electronic Arts will release John Madden's Football, for 
all you armchair coaches who think you can make it to the 
Super Bowl. .-Vnother upcoming roundball game is Omni- 
Play Basketball, from SportTime, which will let you develop 
and coach your own teams and compete against 22 others. 
To enhance your game, you can also purchase additional 
"modules," such as Pro League or College league. 

Epyx, the company that brought you Svntnner, Winter, 
World and California tiames, has gone way out this time to 
come up with an athletic event dial's out of this world. Ihe 
game, called Pmjjle Saturn Day, pits seven space aliens and 
an earthling against each other in four events: Ring Pursuit, 
Brain Bowler, Tronic Slider and Time Jump. 

On the other hand, if you prefer your sports a little more 
dovsn to earth, keep an eye out for Medalist International's 
3-D Pool, which should be available by the time you read 
this, and Oriental Gaines, scheduled for release in September. 

ADVEMTURE/ROLli-FlJWlMG 

Players looking for new dungeons to conquer will have 
plenty to choose from this fall, as several new fantasy/role- 
playing games hit the market. For example. Strategic Sim- 
ulations will finally release Heroes of the l-ance for the 
C-64, along with the long-awaited sequel to Pool of Radiance, 
called Curse of the A/iire Bonds, SSI's Linda Blanchard 
assured me that Curse of tlie Azure Bonds won't he plagued 
by the inescapable 20-minute combat sessions that have frus- 
trated Pool of Radiance players. SSI is also planning to release 
Dungeon Master's Assi.stant, Vol. H: Characters and Trea- 
sure, and they have clue books available for both Hillsfar 
and Heroes of the Lance. 

If y<ni've already fought your way through Bard's Tales 
I, II and 111, you'll be glad to know you don't have to send 
your characters to the "retired adventurer.s" home just yet. 
Instead, you can transfer them to a new Interplay role- 
playing game called Dragon Wars. It features high-quality 
animated graphics, an extensive combat system, auiomap- 
ping and a convenient player interface witli pop-up menus. 

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iiounct'd ni CIKS was Origin's Knights of Ijegend, acnuilly a 
masit'i' systftii f>liis thf first of five modiihir gatucs that cteatc 
ail i in 111 L' list- rolt--|)laying world. Tliis first insi;illiiu'iii, tailed 
'Vhv Rt'alm of Aslitalaica, ft' a I tiros iiiort; than :il) towns, 
hundreds of characters, excellent graphics animation and a 
combat system that lets you customize your characters' weap- 
ons and arnior. 

Origin will also release a sequel to Mocbius called Wind- 
walker. Like Moebius, this role-playing game is set in die 
Orieiii and features animated martial arts combat setjuences. 
The lliirti Origin role-playing advetiHiie lo appear this fall 
will he Space Rogue, a unique game that comhiiies a so- 
[ihisticaied space-flight simulator along with traditional role- 
playing elements. 

Players who enjoyed Epyx's Space Station Oblivion now 
can get two more !i-D graphics adventures that use the same 
Freescape system of graphics modeling. These two games, 
Hark Side and Total fcclipse, from Spotlight Software, allow 
you to maneuver freely through three-dimensional worlds 
as you search for treasure and solve logic pu/./les. I'he setting 
for I'olal Eclipse is a vast Egyptian pyramid, and Dark Side 
takes [)iate iti a futuristic military outpost. 

Finally, for everyone who believes the best time to watch 
television is Saturday morning, Microillusions will release 
new graphics adventures based on Scooby Dot), The Flint- 
stones and [olmny Quest. vMI these games feature story lines 
and giaphics that are true lo the originals, as well as arcade 
sequences that get you really involved in the ad ion. 

WAR Games 

War-gamers will see plenty of front-line action this tiill, 
starting with Fjnpire frotn Interstel, which [>iLts yoti in com- 
maiul of itivasiou forces during a full-scale planetary war. 
You begin with control of a single city, and then must manage 
your troops and resources to gradually take i>ver the w<nld. 
Another strategic-level war game that armchair getier.ils lan 
look forward to is SSI's Storm Across Kurope. Set (hiring 
World War II. it lets you control several facets of the conllici, 
from naval attacks on enemy shipping to strategic bombing 
of production centers. 

You'll be able to engage in bead-to-head lank combat, too, 
with Microillusions' Fire I'ower, a "(apture-lhe-llag" game 
featuring smoothly .scrolling baitleiields and your choice of 
three tanks. If you'd rather create your own armetl coiidicis, 
sign ti[) iiir the Universal Military Simulator II, wliii h should 
be available from Medalist International by the end of Oc- 
tober. This simulation lets you build battles from the map 
Uj), using a variety of terrain types and weapons. Medalist 
will also release a naval simulation called Carrier Clomniand, 

There will be a couple of "striking" new aerial combat 
games lo choose from this fall: Apache Strike, from Activision, 
and Snow Strike, from Epyx. Apache Strike puts you in 
ttmirol of an AII-64 Apache attack helicopter on a seek-and- 
destroy mission to ktiock out computers that control enetny 
nuclear arsenals. Snow Strike places you in the cockpit of an 
F-H jet fighter, where your mission is to destroy targets 
involved in the production and transport of illegal drugs in 
South America. 

One of the most intriguing new military simulations shown 
at the June CES was a cybertank conslruciion kit called 
Omega, from Origin. Here, instead of controlling a tank 
that's already built, you build your own by selecting from 
ten chassis types and drive .systems, plus a variety of weapons, 
scanners and special items. Because cybertanks light on their 
own, you must also create the artificial intelligence that will 
govern your tank's actions. This is done either by choosing 




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predesigned capsule routines from pull-down menus or by 
using the built-in, Englisb-based, Cybcrtank Command Lan- 
guage. Omega is especially exciting because cybertanks cre- 
ated on a C-6i tan baule against lliose irealcil willi any 
other version of the program. This feature is signtiicant, since 
cybertank files can be up- and downloaded through elec- 
tronic buUedn boards. 

A similar game, ComboLs from Avalon Hill, will let you 
build heavily armored combat robots iliat can jump, swim, 
walk or fly around the battlefield. P'ach Com hot is between 
12 and 300 feet tall and manned by a ])ilot jilits up to six 
crew metiibers. The game come.s with eight scenarios, in 
which you can play against a frietid, against the computer, 
or with a friend against the computer, 

SEQUELiTIS 

If you went to the movies at all this past summer, there's 
a good chance you saw a seqviel to a film that had already 
|)rovfn itself a winner at the bos oflite. There was IniUnnn 
Jones and the Uist Cmsadf, GhoitlimtiTs II, Kuratf Kid III, leOmi 
Weajxm 2 and several otlier.s. Well, like ihillywood, the en- 
tertainment software industry uiiderstiitids that ])eopk' are 
often more likely to spend money on sotnething familiar 
than on a product that's new to them. Thus, many of the 
new arcade games announced at CES are either sequels to 
previous software hits or adaptations of pojjular movies, 
comic book.s or coin-operated arcade games. 

Tailo, for instance, annomiced Kambo III, an action game 
that follows the plot of the movie. In the amiputur version, 
your mission is to singlehandedly defeat the Soviet Army in 
Afghanistan and firee Colonel Traiitman from a heavily 
guarded fortress. 

Activision will turn the summer blockbuster (HwslliMlms 11 
into a computer game late this fall. Some oiilie Ghostbusling 
activities that fans of boili the movie and the original com- 
puter game can look ibrward lo include driving the Kcto- 
mohile through New York, sampling the river ofslime ilowing 
beneath the city, and, ()f course, blasting plenty of ghosts 
and slimers. 

.■\nother summer movie that's being translated into a com- 
puter game is Indiana Jones and the Lust Cnisade. This Lu- 
castilm title features several action sequences familiar to 
anyone wliu has seen the movie. To win, you must fight your 
way through the moving circus train, make it jja.si the rat- 
infested catacombs of Venice, and survive the three trials of 
the Grail Temple to reach the Holy Giail itself 

Tlve most recent movie to turn up as a computer game 
for the C-64 is James Bond's Licencf to Kill. The game, a 
British import from Domark that will he rnarkeied in the 
U.S. by Broderbund, places yon in the role of Hond on a 
mission to defeat a powerful drug lord. As, 007, you pilot 
planes and helicopteis, swim in shark-infested waters and 
shoot it out with the enemy. 

Please Jmsert Coin 

Some of the action-packed arcade sequels that will give your 
joystick a workout this fail include Mastertronics' Double 
Dragon 11, Mindscape's Gauntlet 11 and laito's Arkanoid 11: 
The Revenge of Doh. In addition. Defender, a classic coin-op 
from the past, will become available from I'.pyx. Revenge of 
Defender, as the new program is called, is an enhanced version 
of the original horizontally scrolling space shoot-'ern-up and 
features seven strange new ^vorlds to defend. 

Mindscape, meanwhile, is scheduled to release C-64 ver- 
sions of two recent arcade hits, Sega's Shitiobi and After 
Burner, Shinobi sends you on a hostage rescue mission, 



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where you must use martial arts and niajjic to defeat thugs, 
monj^os, ninja leaders and, would you believe it, an evil 
helieofner. After Burner is yet auoilier T- 14 jet combat ^ame 
in wliitli yoti dogfight your way to victory with guided missiles 
while performing graceful barrel rolls at Math 2. 

Data East announced the release of two jjopular arcade 
titles, Vigilante and Heavy Barrel. Vigilante puts your martial 
arts skills to the test, while Heavy Barrel sets you to elimi- 
nating terrorists, 

Maverick Epitrius 

Now here's a quick look at some of the new games that 
don't fit neatly into any category. 

One that 1 just can't wait to get my hands on is Spotlight's 
21st-centnry hockey game of sorts, called Speedball. In this 
anyihing-goes sport, the object is to knock a solid steel ball 
through your opponent's goal. There's a tw^isi, too: During 
the game you tan collect tokens liir later use in improving 
your team or, if all else fails, in bribing the t>nitials. 

,'\noiher promising new title is Hot Rod, iiom California 
Dreams. Tllis racing simulation/conslriittion set lets you 
choose one of 25 classic cars, custorni/e it with a variety of 
performance parts and paint jobs, and rate it either on a 
drag strip oi- a winding road. 



Also watch for a trio of space fantasy shoot-'em-ups from 
Medalist International, tailed Exoion, Netiierworld and 
Kliiniiialor. These games will be followed liy Savage anil 
Xenophobe, w-iili X-Men arriving in late fill!. 

Not to be left oiH, Batman, the Gaped Crusader, will wing 
his way from Gotham t'ity to your C-64, thanks to Data East . 
Based on the comic-book hero, tliis game charges you tt> 
help Batman defeat his enemies, Petrguin and Joker. 

Intracorp will also bring a comic-book hero— Superman— 
to your computer screen, as well as the two TV heroes from 
Miami Vice. Whether yon choose to be the Man of Steel in 
Superman, or Crockett and Tubbs in Miami Vice, adventure 
is sure to be on your agenda. 

Finally, the award for the most bizarre new title goes to 
Psygnosis for Captain Vvrf. Meets the Blaster-Trons. a split- 
screen game that lets you team up with another ])layer to 
defeat the evildoers. Interestingly, Psygnosis has just receruly 
begun supjjorting the (Mil after producing software in other 
formats, Apfsarenily users aren't the only ones who feel 
there's pleiuy of life left in the C-G4, ■ 

Bob Gui'rra, an ediliir working in the cardiac unit of the MfW- 
sacliusetts General Hospital, has wriiien numerous articles and 
reviews for RUN, 



Tabfe 1. Manufacturers' addnsssBfl. 






The Avalon Hill Game Company 


Interplay Productions 


Mindscape 


4517 Harford Rd. 


(Distributed by Mediagenic) 


3444 Dundee Rd. 


Baltimore, .MD 21214 


1575 Corporate Drive 
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 


Northbrook, IL 60062 


Accolade 




Origin 


550 S. Winchester Blvd. 


Interstel 


136 Harvey Rd. 


Suite 200 


(Distributed bv Electronic Arts) 


Building B 


San josc,tv\ 95128 


PO Box 5782.5 
Webster, TX 77508 


Londonderry. NH 03053 


Acti vision 




Psygnosis Ltd. 


(See Mediagenic, below) 


Intracorp 


PO Box. 483 




HlfiOSW 139th Court 


Addison, IL 60101 


Broderbund 


Miami, I-L 33186 




17 Paul Drive 




Sega 


San Rafael, C-^ 94903 


LucasBlm Games 

Ultstribiited by Electronic .'\rts) 


(See Mindscape, above) 


California Dreams 


PO B..X 10307 


SportTime 


780 Montague Expwy, 


SanRaiael,CA94912 


3187-G Airway Ave. 


#403 




Costa Mesa, CA 92626 


San Jose, CA 95131 


Mastertronic 






711 W. 17th St. 


Spotlight Software 


Data East 


Suite G9 


(Distributed by Cinema ware) 


470 Needles Drive 


Costa Mesa, CA 92627 


4165 East Thousand Oaks Blvd. 


San Jose, CA 95112 


Medalist International 


Westlake Village, C^ 91362 



Electronic Arts 

1 820 Gateway Drive 
Sau Mateo, CA 94404 

Epyx 

(iOO Galveston Drive 

)*0 Box 8020 

Redwood City, CA 94063 



{Division of Microprose) 


Strategic Simulations Inc. 


1 80 Lakefront Drive 


(Distributed by Electronic Arts) 


Hunt Vailey, MD 21030 


675 Almanor Ave, 




Sunnyvale, CA 94086 


Mediagenic 




3885 Bohannon Drive 


Taito 


Menlo Rtrk, CA 94025 


267 West Esplanade 




North Vancouver, B.C. 


Microillusions 


V7M 1A5 Canada 


(Distributed by .Mediagenic) 




17408 Chats worth St. 




Granada Hms,C-\ 91344 





OCTOBER V)m RUN 31 



Maze Run 

Lose yourself for hours in an endless 
series of mazes. 



By LYSLE SHIELDS 



Whether you're an old maze 
;i(i(nct or bnw just come 
to the pastime, Ma/e Run 
will amuse you ihr iiours 
with its infinite supply of pu/./les to be 
solved in a race against the clock. ^\s 
you start the program, it generates a 
new maze every two seconds iimil vou 
press the space bar to select one. Tlien 
you must maneuver the glowing b;ill 
from the ujjpei-left corner oi'the iiia/e 
lo the E ill the lower-right corner within 
the time allotted and with the least re- 
tracing of steps. 

Each time the ball passes a fresh 
space, the computer emits a beep and 
adds a [)oint to your score. 1( yi>u send 
the ball hack over a ])reviously I raveled 
spat e, a l(>wer-])iiched heef) siiimds and 
you lose a point. If the l)all passes 
through the sanre space several times, 
you h)Se a point each time, but Ma/e 
Rmi doesn't use negative numbers, so 




your store can't go below /cio 

When the ball reaches tin 1 it the 
end of the maze, you get a bonus of tOO 
points for each second left on the clock. 
If you run out of ume, the game ends, 



and you can choose another maze. 

At first, a full ittinute is allowed, but 
whenever yoii compleie a maze liefore 
time runs otit, the program calculates 
the allotted time for ytmr next race by 
adding five seconds to one-and-a-half 
times the seconds you had left, 

.■\s you play, the lop of the screen 
always shows your highest seme .so far 
in the sessimi, the miniber oi seconds 
left to solve the ciirreul nia/e and your 
score so far for the cmrerit maze. 

fype in Listings I and 2, using RUl^s 
Checksum program to detect typing er- 
rors, and be sure to .save thetn lo disk 
before running. Then Uiad and run 
Lisling 2 to create the MAZK.OIiJ pro- 
gram. To play, load and run fisting 1, 
To guide the ball ihiougb the maze, use 
a joystick plugged into either port. IS 

Lyile Shields wrote tim program lasl year 
luhtm be was a junior in high school. 



Running Inatructians: Type in Usclngs 1 and 2 and save Chem Co disk. Then Itiad and run Ulting 2 to create MAZE. OBJ. 
To pliy, laid and run Listing 1, 

Ustlng 1. Leader pragram. lAwallafale on tIeRUN dltl(. See page 36.) 

5 IF Q=1 THEN SYS 12288 :REM*80 60 IF X=21 THEN PRINT" {CTRL 2}" :REM*146 

10 POKE 53280,0: POKE 53 281,0: PR ; :REM*111 150 PRINT" {HOME} ( 1 1 CRSR DNs}{C 

INT'MSHFT CLR){CTRL 2)"; 70 PRINTTAB(X* . 77 ) ; "MAZE RUN" TRL 8 ) " ;TAB( 1 9 ) "BY(CRSR DN) 
:REH*207 :REM*166 " :REH*129 

20 FOR X=1 TO 21 ;REH*223 80 NEXT X :REM*1 31 160 PRINTTABd ) ; " {COMD 7)LYSLE 

30 IF X=1 THEN PRINT" (COMD i)"; 100 PRINT" (HOME!" ; : REM* 4 2 (2 SPACE3)E. SHIELDS ]![" 

:REM*38 110 FOR X=1 TO 20 :REM*35 :REM*100 

40 IF X=8 THEN PRINT" (COMD 5)"; 120 PRINTTAB( X*. 77 ) " (8 SPACES)" 170 Q=1 : LOAD"MAZE.OBJ" , 8, 1 

:HEM*116 :REM*2 :REM*228 

50 IF X=15 THEN PRINT" {COMD 8)" 130 NEXT X : REM* 181 

; :REM*222 140 FOR X=l TO 1 5: PRINT: NEXT X 



Ustlng 2. MAZE. OBJ crcHtor program. lAwallabla on HeRUN disk. Sea page 36.1 

REM THIS LIST 2 CREATES (AND 5 OPEN 8, 8, 8 , "MAZE.OBJ, P, W" 

SHOULD NOT BE CALLED) MAZE. OB :REM*250 

J :REM*253 6 CT=0: PRINT" {SHFT CLR)":HEM*56 



10 READ A$:IF A$="-r' THEN CLOS 
E8; PRINT: PRINT" ALL DONE 1": EN 
D :REM+1 29 



RUN it right: C-64; joystick 



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MAZE RUN 



12 PRINT" (HOME) READING LINE "+S 

TR$(CT):CT=CT+1 :REM*141 
15 IF LEN{AS)<S2 THEN 5S 

:REM*254 
2(1 B$=MID$(A$,1 ,2j))+MID$(A$,22, 

20) +MID${A$, 43,20) : REM* 2 42 
25 FOR 1=1 TO 30 : REM* 181 
30 C$=MID$(B$, (I*2}-1 ,2) :HS=LEF 

T$(C$,1 ) ;I,$ = RIGHT$(C$,1 ) 

:REM*209 
35 H=VAL(H$):IP H$>"9" THEN H=A 

SC(H$)-55 :REM*85 

40 L=VAL(L$):IF L$>"9" THEN L=A 

SC(L$)-55 :REM*1 36 

45 BY=H*16+L:PRINT#8,CHR$(BY); 

:REH*67 
513 NEXT:GOTO 10 :REM*115 

55 IP LEN{A$)<21 THEN B$=A?:GOT 

O 70 :REM*ie4 

60 IF LEN(A$}<42 THEN BJ=LEFT${ 

A$,20)+RIGHT$(A$, (LEN{AJ)-21 

)) ;GOTO 70 : REM* 176 

65 B$=LEFT${A$,20)+MID$(A$,22,2 

0)+RIGHT$(A$,LEN(A$)-42) 

:REM*140 
70 FOR 1=1 TO LEN{B$)/2:REM*221 
75 C$=mD$(B$, (I*2)-1 ,2) :H$ = LEF 

T$(C$,1 ) :L$=RIGHT$(C$,1 ) 

:REM*140 
80 H=VAL(H$):IP H$>"9" THEN H=A 

SC(H$}-55 :REM*56 

85 L=VAL{L$):IF L$>"9" THEN L=A 

SC(L$)-55 :REM*84 

90 BY=H*16+L:PRINT#8,CHR$(BY) ; 

:REM*148 
95 NEXT:G0TO 10 :REM*160 

100 REM MAZE RUN ML :REM*124 

101 DATA 0030A937850120DF3020*D 
33220B23220BD32208F*31 20863 
92061 3620EF36 :REM»67 

102 DATA 20B23220BD32200F3720*C 
4 34 20DF3420D33220A9*35200F3 
7A9038D5e61A9 :REM*203 

103 DATA 068D5961A9248D5661A9»1 
58D5761 205B3008 20A3»37 20583 
52890DC205333 :REM*89 

104 DATA 4C1C30206D31 20933320+4 
4 3420AC3 22CD032302 4+2 092302 
0443420e231AD :REM*113 

105 DATA 5861CD5661D0EAAD5961*C 
D5761D0E220BD322087*3220363 
218603860202E :REM*8 

106 DATA 3120AD34204434202633*2 
071 3320C332200632B1 +0249FF8 
D5A61AD01DC2D :REM*251 

107 DATA 00DC49FF2D5A61 290FD0*0 
1 60C901F00DC902F00D*C904F00 
DC908F00D60CE :REM»1 9 

108 DATA 596160EE596150CE5361*6 
0EE5861 60A2008A9D00*D4E8E01 
9D0F8A9058D05 :REH*163 

109 DATA D4A90FeD18D4A9078D0C*D 
4A987eD07D4A921 8D08*D460A9C 
38D00D4A9108D :REM*253 

110 DATA 01D4A9108D04d4A9118D*0 
'1D460A961 8D00D4A908*8D01 D4A 
9108D04D4A91 1 :REH+43 

111 DATA 8D04D460200632AD5861*C 
D8031D009AD5961CD81*31D0016 



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Time goes by quickly in this game, so gec 
citrfiugh ttic maze as fast as you can! 

0AD58618D8031 ;REM*133 

112 DATA AD59618D8131A5032903*0 
91C8503B1 02C900F009*201 6339 
00320FB3260A9 :REM*129 

113 DATA FF910220E03260A2008A*9 
D001C9D001D9D001E9D*001FE8D 
0F1600000AC8E :REM+84 

114 DATA 31A200CAD0FD88D0FA60*'! 
078AD1 4038DA831AD15*038DA93 
1A9AA8D1403A9 :REM*54 

115 DATA 318D1503586000002CD0*3 
23053CE053 2AE0532E0*FFD02EA 
9808D0BD4A93C :REM*193 

116 DATA 8D0532CED232AED232E0*2 
FD01AA9398DD2 32CED1*32AED13 
2E02FD00BA9 30 :REM*30 

117 DATA 8DD1328DD23220BD3220*C 
332201 732A2B1ADAB32*C900D00 
320BD32C90AB0 :REM*251 

118 DATA 02A2218E0BD46CAe313C»A 
E59eiBD7 6508 502BD90*508503A 
C586160ADD232 :REM*59 

119 DATA 290F8DAB32ADD132290F*A 
AE000F00C1 8A90A6DAB*328DAB3 
2CAD0F4602017 :REM*47 

120 DATA 32ADAB328DAA324EAB32*1 
8ADAB32 6DAA3 28DAB32*ADAB321 
869058DAB32C9 : REM* 2 28 

121 DATA 5A9005A95A8DAB322062*3 
260A200ADAB328DAA32*ADAB32 3 
8E90A8DAB3290 :REM*159 

122 DATA 03E8D0ECADAA3209308D*D 
2328A09308DD1 326020*1 732AEA 
B32A064E000F0 :REM*38 

123 DATA 168A4e984820E0322025*3 
3 68A868AA86D0EFA064*CAD0EA6 
00000A9008DD0 :REM*1 3 

124 DATA 3260A9368DD132A9308D+D 
23260A9FF8DD03260AD*D1 328D6 
304ADD2 328D64 :REM*91 

125 DATA 0460000600A200A9009D*4 
133E8E006D0F860A005*B941331 
86901C90ADiJ08 :HEM*251 

12S DATA A9009941 33881 0EE9941*3 
320043160A005B941 33*38E901C 
9FFD008A90999 ;REM*169 

127 DATA 41 33881 0EE994133201 9*3 
1 60A005B941 33C900D0*05681 0F 
618603860A00S :REM*184 

128 DATA B941 330930995F048810*F 
5A000B94D3 3996904C8*C006D0F 



5600000000000 :REM*220 

129 DATA 000000000000001 3030F*1 
2052DA200QD41 33DD47*33F003B 
00760E8E006D0 :REM*10 

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In a Battle Helmet, No One Can Hear You Scream, 



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CHRS(34) -I- "S" -I- (:HRS(;M) + ",8" + 
CHRS{13)-I-"LIST"+CI-IRS(13) and 
pressing return. Yon have just defined 
F2 lo prim the following; 



By ANDREW LITTLE 

LOAD "S",8 <RErURN> 

usr<REruRN> 

Now press E2 iind see what liajipeus. 
A listing of the disk directory appears, 
right? Wrong. Unlike user definitions 
on the C-128, tlicse can be turned on 
and off as desired, which lets you run 
programs that expect ihe function keys 

Tible 1. Function keyi is dDfinvd 
in ttie program. 

Key 1-LOAD 

Key 2— undefined 

Key a -SAVE 

Kev 4— undefined 

Key 5-El.Sl+CHRS(13) 

Key 6— undefined 

Key 7-RUN+CHRS(ia) 

Key 8— undefined 



to do what Commodore said. KEYON 
turns tfieiii on, and KEYOEF turns 
iheiti off. 

Your definitions must con.sist of 
strings in quotes, such as "EIST', and 
character controls, such as CHRS(13), 
tied together with plus signs. Follow the 
same rules as for assigning string vari- 
ables. You tan assign up to 2.5 characters 
toeach key. For example, "LIST' cotmts 
as linir characters and CHRS{ 1 1^) as one. 
If yon assign more than 25 characters to 
a key, it will overwrite tfie fiillowing key. 

Add Function Key 64 to your pro- 
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Andrew Little, a pmfesiionat program- 
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Running Inaeructtons: Type in Listings 1 and S; ttien run Listing 2 to create the macliine ianoua^ KEV64file, To uae, load and run Listing 1. 
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5 OPEN a,8,8,"KEY6 4,P,W":REM*2 4 

6 CTs0: PRINT" (SHFT CLR)":REM*56 
10 READ A$:ir AS="-1" THEN CLOS 

Ee:PRItJT:PRINT"ALL DONEl":EN 
D : REM* 129 

12 PRINT" { HOME IREADING LINE "+S 
TR$(CT) :CT = CT+1 iREM*!-!! 

15 IF LEN{AS)<62 THEN 55 

:REM*254 

20 BS=MID$(AI,1 ,20)+MlD$(A$,22, 



25 
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20J+MID$(A$,43,201 :REM*242 
FOR 1=1 TO 30 : REM* 181 
C$=MID$(B$, (I*2)-1 ,2) :H$=LEF 
T$(C$,1 ) ;L$=RIGHT$(C$,1 ) 

:REM*209 
IF H$>"9 



H=VAL(H$) 
SC(HI)-55 
L=VAL(L$) 
SC(L$)-55 
BY 



IF L$>"9" 



THEN H=A 

:REM+0 5 

THEN L=A 

:REM*1 36 



1!*16+L:PRINT#8,CHR${BY); 
:REM*67 
NEXT: GOTO Id :REH*n5 
IF LEN(A$}<21 THEN B$=A$;GOT 



O 70 :REM*184 

60 IF LEN(A$)<42 THEN B$=LEFT$( 

A$,20)+RIGHTS(AJ, (LEN(A$)-21 

) ) :GOTO 70 :REM*176 

65 B$=LEFT$(A$,20)+MID${A$,22,2 

0)+RIGHT$(A$,LEN(AS)-42) 

: REM* 140 
70 FOR 1=1 TO LEN{B$t/2:REM+221 
75 CJ=MID$(B$, (I*2)-1 ,2) :HS=.LEF 

T$(C$,1 ) :L$=RIGHT$(C$,1 ) 

:REM*140 
80 H=VAL(H$):IF H$>"9" THEN H=A 

SC(H$)-S5 :REM*56i 



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Money Manager. Have you ever 
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RUN Term. Nearly half of all Com- 
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user friendly RUN Term reveals the 
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ASCII capture of text, XModem and 
Punter protocols and much more. 



Label Base. Most people need to 
produce address labeis in large 
quantities from time-to-time, and 
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Label Base makes this time- 
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Form Writer. This program lets you 
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surveys, or any other kind of form 
for your small business or home 
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RUN Paint, This full-featured paint 
and draw program has more 
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FUNCTIONAL KEYS 



85 L=VAL(L$):IF L$>"9" THEN I,=A 

SC(L$)-55 :REM*84 109 

9(J 3y"H«16+L:PRINT#8,CHR$(BY); 

: REM* 148 
95 NEXT; GOTO 10 : REM* 160 110 
M REM KEYe"! ML :REH*119 

01 DATA f)0C0A9i)EA2C08D0403aE*0 
5032093C2608CS102A0*00B9E3C 111 
2F01CD90002D0 :REM*248 

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020D90002D004C84C23»C04C7CA 112 
5A97CA2A58D04 :REM*111 

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FF0034CF5C1C8 sREM*183 

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0034CF0C1 4C4F :REM*1 82 

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DATA -1 :REM*2 41 ■ 




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•And GEOS POWER PAK, from RUN Magazine 




INTRODUCING 

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• Doc Write II. Use geo Write to create documentation 
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you're not going to believe what's up there! 
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the F-14 Thunder Cot will supply the mach 2 + 
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To evade enemy fire, you must execute diffi- 
cult maneuvers including a 360° barrel roll. 
Getting by the Flying Fortresses isn't a simple 
matter— but if you succeed there's a fuel tanker 
to dock with. It will replenish energy and ammo. 

Ok, jet jockey. Show us your true colors. Are 
you an ace, the top card in the deck? 




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martial arts instructor. But in crisis, you are 
capable of extra-ordinary feats, Ninja Mastery, 
Might and Magic! 

Tou become a walking, breathing force-field! 

You can reach inside and unleash the 
powerful synergy of nerve, muscle and spirit. 
Behind every corner of the suprising woHd of 
Shinobi, danger lurks. 

In the caverns of the city— ever)where — 
enemy leaders room. Find them. Find their 
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3-D Surfaces 

Now you can merge mathematics with your C-128 
to display intricate landscapes. 



By BRANDON CORFMAN 



Have you ever Ijccu nvvcd by 
iliose iliree-dimenskmul sur- 
face models in science-liction 
m()vics and wished you could 
do the same on your home computer? 
Now, with 3-D Surfaces, you can create 
your own landscapes on your C-128. 
Using the muiticolor screen, the pro- 
gram can generate surface tiiodels at 
three levels of complexity— and even 
turn ihcm upside down! 

Using the Program 

When you run 3-D Surfaces, the pro- 
gram gives you a choice of several op- 
lions. First, you am f)lyt any one of eight 
difFerent landscapes by [)ressitig jium- 
bers 1 to H on die keyboard. You're next 
asked wliether ytni want lo plc)t yoiu' 
chosen landscape in low, medium or 
high resolution. (The higher the reso- 
lution, the longer your 128 takes in 
calculating and drawing lime.) The final 
option is whether to ])lot the surface 
upside down. Once you've answered 




Ons ol sight hi-rcs landscapes praducsd by 
3-0 Surfaces. 

yes or no jo this question, you're well 
on yoiu' way. 

To decrease execution time, 3-D Sur- 
faces kicks the 128 into Fast mode for 
making all its calculations. Unless you 
arc using the liighesi resolution, how- 
ever, the computifig time slnnild not be 
very knig. llyou have an RGB niouiior, 



you can track the program's progress 
on the 80-eolumn screen. The program 
returns to Stow mode when it's ready 
to plot. 

Saving and Loading Screens 

If you like a particular screen and 
want to save it to disk for use in your 
own jjrograms or f<)r later viewing, just 
break out of the program with the run- 
stop key and use the following com- 
mand, with your own filename in place 
of "picture." 

BS'VVE ■'pictQre",BO, P7i68TO P16383 

To load the same screen for viewing, 
use these commands: 

BlXtAD '■piciure";GRAPHIC 3 

1 hope you enjoy the landscapes 3-D 
Surfaces provides. E 

Brandon Corf man, a typesetter for a 
prijiting company, also runs hh own word 
processing/desktop pubiuhing business. 



Running Instructions: Typa In UaeJrlB 1> using ffUVs Checksum progrim, save It to disk and run It. 
Listing 1. 3-D Surfaces program. (Avsilable en ReRUN disk. See page 36.) 



10 FAST:COLOR0,1 :C0L0R4,1 :COLOR 
1,7: COLOR2 ,15: C0L0R3 , 4 : COLOR 
6,7:GRAPHIC3,1 :GRAPHIC0 :TRAP 
G80 :REM*52 

20 H = 100:D = 250:LX=-3:HX = 3:Lir=-3 
:HY=3 :REM*255 

30 PRINT "(SHFT CI,R}{CTRL 8)"SP 
C(14)"{12 SHFT Cs}":PRINTSPC 
(14) "3-D SURFACES" :PRINTSPC{ 
14)"{12 SHFT Cs)" :REM*35 

40 PRINT "{2 CRSR DNs)(CTRL 4 )W 
HICH FUNCTION? (1-a)":SL0W 

:REM*115 

50 GETKEYFU$:FU-VAIj(FU$) :REM*22 

60 IFFU=.ORFU=9THEN40 :REM*24 

70 ONFUGOSUB600,610,620,630,640 
,650,660,670 :REM+115 

80 PRINT "{CRSR DN) {CTRL 9)L(CT 



RL 0)0, {CTRL 9)M{CTRL 0)ED 
OR (CTRL 9)H{CTHL 0)I-RES CA 
LCULRTI0NS7" :REM*85 

90 GETKEyA$:IFA$<>"L"ANDAJ<>"H" 
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:REM+222 

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30 :REM*102 

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E DOWN? (Y/N)" :REH*230 

1 40 GETKEYA$;IFA$<>"y"ANDAJ<>"N 

"THEN140 :REM*146 

150 IFA$="N"THENUD=1 :GOTO170 

;REM*48 
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170 FAST:GOSUB340 : REM* 8 3 

RUN it riglit: C-128 (40-Column mode) 



180 DIMXC(M+1 ,N+1 ) ,YC(M+1 ,N+1 ) : 
aX=(HX-LX)/M:ZY=(HY-LY)/N 

:REM*1 16 

190 PRINT CHR$(27)"X" :REM*5 

200 PRINT "{SHFT CLR)(CTRL 2)C0 

HPUTING VALUES" :REM*102 

210 GOSUB 460; PRINT" {SHFT CLR) { 

CTRL 9) {CTRL O) SWITCH TO 40 

COLUMNS" :REM*23 9 

220 GRAPHIC3:SL0W:F0RX=DXT0TXST 

EPSX:FORY=DYTOTYSTEPSY 

:REM*138 

230 X1=XC(X,Y)/4:X2=XC(X,Y+1 )/4 

:X3=XC(X+1 ,Y+1 )/4:X4=XC(X+1 

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RETURN 

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520 IFYC(I,J)<SNTHENSN=yC(I,J) 

:REM*6 
530 IFYC(I,J)>SMTHENSM=YC{I,J) 

:REM*103 630 
540 LOOP:LCX>P :REM*70 

550 IFSM<KT ANDSN>,THENRETURN 

: REM* 91 
560 AV-(SM+SN)/2:SM»SM-AV;SN=SN 

-AV:MU=HT/(SM-SN) :REM*105 640 
570 F0RX = 1T0M+1 :FORY = 1T0N+-1 

:REM*222 
580 YC(X,Y)=MU*(YC(X,Y)-AV)+HH 

:REH*69 650 
590 NEXTY,X: RETURN :REH*213 
600 DEFFNZ(X)=SIN(X[UP ARR0W)2+ 

3*Y{UP ARR0W)2)/(X{UP ARROW 660 
]2+YtUP ARR0W)2)+(X{UP ARRO 
W)24-5*Y{UP ARR0W}2)*EXP(1-X 
{UP ARR0W)2-Y{UP ARROW)2)/2 
: RETURN :REM*114 670 

610 DEFFNZ(X)=(X(UP ARR0W)2+5*Y 

(UP ARR0W)2)*EXP(1-X{UP ARR 680 
0W}2-Y{UP ARROW)2)/2-SIN(3* 



x(up arrow) 2+y{ up arrqw}2)/ 
(x(up arrow) 2+y{ up arrow) 2) 
: return : rem* 95 

deffnz(x)=-x(up arrow ) 3/10- 

(SIN(1-X(UP ARR0W)2-Y{UP AR 
R0W)2)+C0S(1-X{UP ARROW) 2-Y 
(UP ARR0W)2) )/2: RETURN 

: REM* 7 3 
DEFFNZ(X)=SIN(3*X)*SIN(3*Y) 
/5+.7*SIN(2*XtUP ARROW)2+3* 
Y(UP ARR0W)2)/(X{UP ARROW) 2 
+Y{UP ARR0W)2) :RETURN 

:REM*193 
DEFFNZ(X)=COS{3*X)+2*SIN(Xt 
UP ARROW) 2+Y{UP ARR0W)2)/(X 
[UP ARROW) 2+Y (UP ARROW) 2)-X 
/2:RETURN :REM*72 

DEFFNZ(X)=.3*(SIN(X(UP ARRO 
W)2+Y)+COS(y(UP ARR0W)2+X)) 
: RETURN :REM*23 4 

DEFFNZ(X)=(SrN(4»X(UP ARROW 
)2+Y{UP ARROW)2)+2*SIN(X*Y) 
)/(4*X{UP ARR0W)2+Y(UP ARRO 
W}2):RETURN :REM*100 

DEFFNZ(X)=(SIN{3*X)+SIN{3*Y 
)):RETURN :REM*10 

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Looking for a good commercial terminal program? 
Check out these ratings. 
By LOREN LOVHAUG 



THERE ARE A SUBSTANTIAL num- 
IxT of high-quality C-64 or 128 termi- 
nal-emulation programs avuilable in the 
public domain, so it's not surprising 
that few com[);uiies have attL'injjted in 
market coiiuncrcial lerniinal pat kages 
for these toiiipuiers. Those whu do 
nmst, to make a profit, strive to create 
a commercial package that's belter, eas- 
ier to use or substantially different. 
Read on for an examination of some 
terminal pro[,'rams currently on the 
market for the M and 128, 



BOBSTERM Pro 

Just over four years ago, Bob Leniini 
wrote what was considered to be the 
consummate commercial eight-bit ter- 
minal package— BobsTeriii I'ro 64. To 
(bis day, many people feel that Bobs- 
Term Pro 64 and its successor, Bobs- 
Term Pro 128, art the finest terminal 
packages available for die (J4 and 128. 
The programs earned this reputation 
by being extremely functional and easy 
to use. 

Both versions of BobsTerm Pro are 
menu-driven and incorporate impres- 
sive-looking pop-up command window s 
and user-seleciahle screen fonts. They in- 
clude full buller editors that arc as com- 



plete as most word processing prognims 
and can edit files larger than the buffers 
capacity. Both of them support prot<K:ol 
uploading and downloading, as well as 
simple text transfer and capture. 

In addition, an integrated mini-BBS 
[jrogram lets your computer act as a 
remote host. While this option couldn't 
serve as a replacement for a full BBS 
program, it's superb for those moments 
when you need to quickly receive pro- 
grams and data or w-hen you don't fiave 
time to baliysii your computer during 
a transfer. Both BobsTerm versions also 
support user-definable function keys 
and piione hook and itu:tude autodial/ 
multidial support and a complete 
macro programming language that 
makes it possible to totally automate 
telecomputing sessions. 

To all of this, add support for seem- 
ingly every modem on the market, the 
ability to creaie custom configurations 
and an excellent manual with easy-to- 
comprehend instructitms, and it's easy 
to understand why BobsTerm is held 
in such high regard. (Running only on 
the 80-column screen, the 128 version 
gives you, in addition to the above, user- 
definable and prc-made maiid'rame ter- 
minal emulations, as well as built-in 
CP/M disk read/write capability.) 



Tabto 1. Miniitaeturara' •ddrtitca, 




BobsTerm Pro 


UUraterm III 


Progressive Peripherals 


c/o Steve Boerner 


and Software 


I'O Box 364 


464 Kalamaih St. 


Brockport. NY 14420 


Denver, CO 80204 


$25 


C-64 version: $49.95 




C-128 version: $59.95 


gcoTerm 




In CEOS Power P^k 11 




c/o RUN Magazine 


SpeedXerm 


80 Elm St. 


Abacus 


Peterborough, NH 03458 


5^70 52nd St. SE 


C-64 and C-128 versions in 


Grand Rapids. MI 49508 


one package; $24.97 


C-64 and C-128 versions in 




one package: S39.95 





With all of these features included, is 
anything missing from the Bob,srerm 
packages? Ves. Neither version supports 
CommtKlore R.AM expansion units or 
Commodore ASCII for color graphics 
BBSing. .'\lso lacking is sup[)ort for file- 
transfer protocols other than Xmodem 
and Punter. A final di awback is that both 
the 64 and 1 28 packages are copy pro- 
tected: the 64 version via a disk-based 
scheme and the 128 version through a 
riongle. However, for the serious tele- 
comnmnicator, BobsTerm Pro is well 
worth die investment, 

SpeedTerm 

SpeedTerm is a command-driven, 
VT-52-ba,sed terminal emulation pack- 
age for the 64 and 128 that's difficult 
to learn and vastly underpowered as a 
commercial eiury. It begins by pre- 
senting a list of modems to choose from 
and then gives the user an MS-DOS- or 
CP/M-like command line. At this point, 
to access SpeedTerm's features and to 
adjust varioiis parameters, it's up to you 
to type conuoands like BAUD, CLRB 
and C'M.l,. Many of these commands 
have nebulous options that are difficult 
to rememlier. A simple, numbered 
menu would be much belter. There's 
no reasim why you should have to learn 
the equivalent of DOS commands to log 
on to a local BBS. 

Once you are in Terminal mode, 
SpeedTerm is operated through key se- 
quences activated at the press of the 
(Commodore key and one other. Many 
of these commands control crucial set- 
tings. However, it seems that after pro- 
tocol file transfer or dialed numbers, 
the settings return to their defaults. 
This could cause a beginner to bectmie 
quite confused and frustrated. 

Both versions of the [)rogram include 
support for Xmodem anti PuiUer file 
transfers and have adequate capture 
buffers as far as size is concerned. Un- 
fortunately, there's neither support for 
buffer editing nor an option for trans- 
latingbuffers between Commodore and 
normal ^\SC1I. 

Also missing fi-om SpeedTerm are a 



50 R t; \ cxrioaER may 



phone book facility and a number of 
otlier features you't! expect in ;i full- 
leatiued [Hihlic dotuain terminal pack- 
age. In view of these lacks, as well as its 
clumsy user interface, I don't see much 
reason to purchase SpeedTerm. 

Ultraterm III 

Until last year, no program for the 
C-128 could challenge RobsTerm I'ro 
128 for overall lertninal program su- 
premacy. However, Steve Boerner's Ul- 
traterm III is a legitimate heir to the 
throne. 

This program comhincs most of the 
features of BobsTerm Pro 1 28 and adds 
support for R.'\M expansion and Xmo- 
dem I K, It also has no copy protection 
and is less expensive. On the other 
hand, Ultraterm III does not have 
BobsTerm Pro's macro programming 
capabilities or the mainframe terminal 
emulation support, and its buffer editor 
is not as robust. 

However, the other bells and whistles 



are in place and some are actually su- 
perior to BobsTerm. For example, Ul- 
traterm's user interface is slightly more 
sophisticated in that it supports both 
pull-down menus and mnemonic key- 
board commands. This makes the pro- 
gram easy lor beginners Ui use, while 
affording experienced Ultraiermers the 
luxury of not having to sie[) through 
«m-screen sub-windows and menus. Ul- 
irateriH alst) has slightly better printer 
support. 

Overall, Ultraterm III is a good, in- 
expensive alternative for 128 owners. 

geoTerm 

One year ago, GKOS programmer 
Bill Coleman accomplishetl what was 
considered impossible. He created a 
functional terminal program to run un- 
der GEOS. Now, his latest versions of 
geoTerm (J4 and 128, foiuid on flL'jV's 
GEOS Power Pak II. are a must lor 
telecom municalors who download 
GEOS files. 



The programs sporl rather small SOK 
buffers, but since GEOS it.self has ex- 
tensive RAM expansion support, it's tol- 
erable. Geo'ferm, which has a nice 
phone book, supports Xmodem, Pun- 
ter and Xmodem IK, as well as disk- 
to-disk flic transfers. Bill also jjrovided 
keyboard slioricuts, in addilion to the 
obligauny GEOS menus, and a built-in 
GEOS file converter. 

(ieoTerm has saved me many tedious 
hours of downloading GEOS files, re- 
booting GEOS and jumping between 
progratus. ■ 

Loren Umhmig h a pfograrnmer and 
uirilfr with liih of tetecommttrtiaitiom expe- 
rifiife. Ahn/i wilh being SYSOP ufQ^lJnk's 
C.-128 Special hXerest Group, he publishes 
'fwin Gities 128, a newsletter for C-12S 
users. You can write to him care of Telecom- 
puting Workshop, RU\' Magazine, 80 Elm 
St., Peterborough, ,VW 03438. 

You can oho send him electronic mctil on 
(luautuinLink (LOVHAUG) or GEnie 
(Sfxirrow.J). 





yfelDGIC 



Oda 87 or Readef SefVKo card 



tXTlitJBER 1989 H U N SI 



geoWatch 

Breaking GEOS's 80-column color barrier! 
By WILLIAM COLEMAN 



ONE OF THE QL'ICKI':Slw;)ys to con- 
vince me It) write a pioj^raiii is to tell 
me it cim'l be di)ne. Rftetitly. a frienci 
of mine mentioned iliat it's too bad 
GK.OS 128 has otily a monochrome 
scifvn. I lold him tliai it has color; 
linfbiiunately, no onf utilizes it. Un- 
believing, he said it must be impossiblt- 
because everyone says GEOS 1 28 doesn't 
have color. 

I couldn't let this mind -set continue, 
so I created geolnvadcis— an 80-col- 
umn, color, arcade-style game for 
GEOS 1 L*H that's a%'ariation oCthe classic 
Space lnvadei!j game. 

'ry])e in Listing I and save it to disk, 
using some filename utlwr than geo- 



Invaders. Next, place a GEOS disk in 
drive 8. making sure that it's a 1541 or 
1571 drive and Jtof a 1581. Then run 
the program; it creates geolnvaders on 
the disk. 

To play, simply double-cliek on the 
gcolnvaders icon from the 128 clesk- 
Top, (Take note that this program will 
tiot run with (JEOS (i-i.) If you're not in 
80-Cc)lumn mode, the deskTop asks if 
you want to switch. Once the playing 
screen is drawir, you'll see four icons: 
New, Play, Info and Quit. To start or 
continue a game, click on the Play icon. 
To pause, press escape. Click on New 
to set up a new game. 

The current and high scores are dis- 



played, along with the number of the 
present roinid. S's located to the right 
of the round indicate the number of 
ships remaining. 

The keyboard or mou.se are the best 
input devices to use witli geo Invaders. 
A joystick doesn't work as well— it's a 
bit jerky when the screen is full. 

I hope this program puts to rest the 
misconception that GEOS 128 can't dis- 
play color on an 80-column screen. 
Enjoy! HI 

Willium Coleman i.v Ihc aultiw of gaiTimn, 
gfoOrgnuhir iimi a mt miter iif Dllin GEOS 
utilities. You can send him Email on GEiiie 
(WaCOLEMAX). 



Listing 1 , Gaolnuaders Ei-eator prog rant. (Available 

REM * CREATES GEOS PROGRAM GE 
OINVADERS * :REM*2f)'l 

2 DR=a:FrSa"GEOINVADERS":Ty$=CH 30 

R$(6) :G0T018 :REM*17 
4 HI=INT(A/256) ;PRINT#1 5,"M-R"C 

HR$(A-HI*256)CHR$(l!I):REM*252 32 
6 GET^l 5,A$:A=ASC(A$+CHR$(^) ) :R 
ETURN : REM* 9 3 

B PRINT#15,"U1 :"2;0;TR;SC:RETUS 34 

N :REM*25(I 

10 PRINT#15,"U2:"2;0;TR;SC:RETU 

RN :REM*245 36 

12 PRINTj!l15,"B-P:"2;PS:RETURN 

: REM* 7 5 
14 GET*'2,A5:A$=LEFT$(A$ + CHR$(0) 38 

,1):RETURN :REM*185 

16 PRINTji^2,CHRS(A); : RETURN 

: REM* 150 4 
18 DIM D$( 29): PRINT "WORKING... 
":OPEN3,DR,3,FIJ+",U,W" 

: REM* 186 41 
20 READ A$: PRINT " . " ; : IF A$="-1 
" THEN CLOSE 3:G0T0 30 

:REM*161 42 
22 FOR 1=1 TO LEN(AS>:IF MIDJ(A 



$,I,1)=" 



THEN AS=LEFT$(A$, 



1-1 )+MID${A$,I+1 ) :REM*212 44 
24 NEXT: FOR 1=1 TO LEN{A$) STEP 
2:H$=MID$(A$,I,1 ):L$=MID$(A 

S.I + 1,1) : REM* 2 55 4 6 
26 H = 1 6* { VAL{ HS ) - ( HS > "g'VANDHS < " 

G")*(ASC(H$)-55)) :REM*221 48 

28 PRINT#3,CHR$CH+{VAL(L$) -(!,$> 50 



on ReRUN disk. Sao page 36.) 

"@"ANDL$<"G">*(ASC(L$)-55) ) ) 
; :NEXT:GOTO 20 :REM*75 
OPEN 15,DR,15:OPEN 2,DR,2,"# 
":OPEN 3,DR,3,FIJ:CLOSE 3 

:REM*2S2 
A=656:GOSUE 4 : DB=A: A=660 :GOS 
UB 4:DE=A:TR=18:SC=DB:GOSUB 
8 ;REM*147 

PS=DE:GOStJB 12:FORI = TO 29: 
GOSUB 14:D$(I)=A$:NEXT:TR=.AS 
C(D$(1)) :REM*70 

SC=ASC(D$(2) ) :GOSUB 8; GOSUB 
14:XTS=A$:G0SUB 14:XS$=A$:G0 
SUB 8 :REM*78 

A=0: GOSUB 1S:A=255:GOSUB 16: 
A=3: GOSUB 16:A=21 :GOSUB 16:G 
OSOB 10 :REM*1 38 

D$( 19)=DS(1 ) :DS(20)=DS(2) : D$ 
[1 )=XT$:D$(2)=XS$:D$(21 ) =Cim 
$(0) :D$(22)=TYS :REM*12 
D$(23)=CHR$(89):D$(24)=CHR$( 
7) :DS(25)=CHR$(7) :D$(26)=CHR 
S(11> :REM*218 

DS{27)=CHRS(23):TR=18:SC=DB: 
GOSUB e:PS=DEJ GOSUB 12 

:REM*206 

FORI=0 TO 29 :PRINT#2, LEFTS (D 

$(I) ,1 ) ; :NEXT:GOSUB 10:CLOSE 

2:CL0SE 1 5 :HEM*104 

PRINT: PRINT"DONE ! " : END 

: REM* 2 3 
: :REM*106 

REM (2 SPACES}* THIS IS THE H 



EX DATA FOR GEOINVADERS * 

:REM*239 

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6D885A6DeB5 :REM*214 

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361819E6181 :REM*97 

53 DATA 8C6D81FFFFFFe3060000 04 
FF03040447656F496E 766164657 
2732056312E :REM*92 

54 DATA 31000000C057696C6C69 51 
6D20432E20436F6C65 6D616E200 
00000000000 :REM*255 

55 DATA 00000000000000000000 00 
000000000000000000 000000000 
00000000000 :REM*121 

56 DATA 00000000000000005370 61 
636520496E76616465 722047616 
D652E203830 :REM*182 

57 DATA 20636F6C756D6E20434F 4C 
4F5221000000000000 000000000 
00000000000 :REM*231 

58 DATA 00000000000000000000 00 
000000000000000000 000000000 
00000000000 :REM*126 

59 DATA 00000000000000000000 00 
000000D80E1 400A912 CD0FC0300 
34C9006AD13 :REM*241 

60 DATA C010F820D7C2A980852F 20 
ASCI 050001 00000003 7F02AF050 
103E0010005 :REM*41 

61 DATA 0001E40102037B02AD00 20 



RUN ii right: C-128 (80-CoIumn mode); GEOS; mouse, keyboard or joystick for input. 

52 HI ■ M (.ICIUUKR 1989 



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B03003B0420 :REM*173 

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AT 91013003B :REM*134 

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08580858178 :REM»77 

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6D003207005 :REM*131 

65 DATA A9068DA484A9258DA384 A9 
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4A9A18D9B84 :REM*73 

66 DATA 201306A9A88DB8848DB9 84 
A9008DBB84A9078DBA 84A901 SDB 
D8 4AgCF8DBC : REM* 199 

67 DATA 84A90F8D18D4A9088D0B D4 
eD12D4A57B853BA57A 853AA9058 
503A9038502 :REM*76 

68 DATA 4CDAC2FFFFFFFFFFFFFF FF 
FFFFFFFFFFFFPFFF01 6003C007E 
00FF01FF8FF :REM*93 

69 DATA FFFFFFFFFFFFFFA2008E A3 
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E18D4200CC1 :FiEM*222 

70 DATA A9008D9B848D9C84A9A0 8D 
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71 DATA 8DBC84AS3Be57BA53A85 7A 
A9008503A90085024C DAC2A904e 
S76A9018574 :REM*166 

72 DATA A900857E857F202010A9 
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33D4EE220AE :REM*150 

73 DATA C1F701 10181A67656F49 6E 
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B1842792057 :REM+15 

74 DATA 696C6C69616D20436F6C 65 
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09A19040845 :REM*206 

75 DATA 4EE820AEC1F4012B1852 6F 
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80 DATA 38A53AE90C853AB002C6 3B 




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DB00B18A90C ;REM*2S2 

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C2CC22087C1 :REM*203 

82 DATA A579D007205A12A902e5 79 
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020E506A901 :REM*185 

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2iaA9808D0B :REH*8 

00 87 DATA D460A9C1 eDB2S4A9248D B1 
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09A1 9020C0C :REM*128 

88 DATA 35D2209A190D0D0A33C2 20 
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5022056C2A9 :REM*94 

89 DATA 078DB284A9B48DB184A9 08 
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9678507A900 ;REM*39 

90 DATA 8509A9608508A901850B A9 
AE850A60A9028506A9 0Da507A90 
A850eA93585 :REM*32 

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27320566572 :REM*254 

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E00'116C6C20 :REM*177 

95 DATA 52696768747320617265 20 



GeolnvBdera Is the Hrmt 
knotMn BO-Coluron color 
program for CEOS 1EB, 
and it's fun to play, tag! 



526573657276656400 001067600 
0AF010B3210 :REM*127 

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S7C20FA0B202B :REM*152 

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104 DATA 0F0EA9098503A9668502 2 
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90D0E404B5020 :eEM*240 

105 DATA 9A191011404B50209A19 1 
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086107005E109 :REM*29 

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F82FE8004 00B2 :REM*96 

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38003E3E63803 :REM*217 

109 DATA 80003000000380040081 
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110 DATA 9C0000038018CC000003 8" 



OCTDRKR 1989 RUN 53 



GEOWATCH 



I 018CCF330038(i1BCD9B 3Sl038fJl 
F8CFB3{l038fn8 :REM*145 

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112 DATA 0003300380000001E003 
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4008203800400 :REM*90 

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114 DATA C003B00D998CC003800D 9 
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115 DATA 03800400810306FF817F 
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00400B803801C :REM*2 

116 DATA C0000003801CC0000003 8 
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BD99FE003801B :REM*179 

117 DATA DF9FE0038019D80CC003 8 
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4008203800400 :REM*190 

118 DATA 810306FFei7F05FF0C07 
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119 DATA F00CFF300E7E700F00F0 
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0C00000000000 :REM*195 

120 DATA 00000000001FF8003FFC 
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121 DATA FE003FFC000C30000660 
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C00300CC3300C -REM*! 

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03FFC00600600 :REH*113 

123 DATA C00300CC3300CC3300C1 8 
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programs and dala disks 
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and validate disks, display directories, and much 
more! 

n Auto Directory - A collection ol directory utilities 
that make finding, loading, and copying files much 
easier. 

PERSONAL nWANCE/BUSINESS 
□ Home Expense Manager ■ Helps you lo deve'op 
and slick to a home budget 
D Home Inventory - Keeps a complete record ol all 
your household items and personal possessions. 
a Mortgage - Computes mortgage tables and prmts 
payment and interest inlortnation. 
C Portfolio ■ Keeps track ol your investments 
(profit/loss/ value). 

n Tool Net Worth - Tracks the value of your assets 
verses liabilities. 

D Investment Calculator ■ Helps you to anticipate 
earned interest on your investments. 
D Mall List 84 • Stores and prints Out labels of 
clients, friends, relatives, club members, etc. 
D Telephone Book ■ Keeps a record ol important 
names and plione numbers 
D Car Cost & Mllea ■ This program considers all 
the costs associated v«ilh owning your car and 
calculates, among other things, your cost per mile. 
D Ca^ Flow E^mluator - Tracks incomes verses 
outlays to help warn you about fulure cash problems 
D Checkbook - Ap excellent eleclromc check 
register that really helps' 

MISC. APPLICATIONS 
D Weight WBtchcr - Keeps track o( and graphs 
your weekly v^eight loss, 
O Plan-a-Menu - Choose your loods, and the 
computer will tell you nutritional information about 
the meal. 

D Astio-Blorhythm - Shows your personal 
biorhytlim for any given span of time. 
D Recipes - Allows you to store and retrieve your 
favorite recipes. 

GAMES 
D Trench Fire - Fly your X-wing lighter and fight 
against Darth Vader's Tie-fighters 
D Space Sbooter - Try to stay alive by liring rockets 
al enemy ships. 



Q Dragster - You choose the specs for your 

dragster and then race down the % mile track. 

C Bowliitg - A game cl skill and rellex. Get strikes 

and pick up spares 

2 English Darts ■ You control the dart throw Test 

your skill and slralegy! 

C Rft RcfEOge - Fly your Bi-plane and fight oilier 

planes and hot air balloons. 

D Yahtzee - fJovn you can play Ibis fun dice game 

anytime 

□ U-boat 26 ■ Fire torpedoes to Sink the ships as 
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C BUcl^ack ■ Test you skill and luck v«ilhout going 

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D Nuke Buster - Guard your cities against nuclear 

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D Golf - Avoid the green fees, play golf on your 

computer' Has sand traps and waler haiards 

D MjV.S,H. - You are the heiecopter pilot 

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D Snow Cat - You are a rescue ranger who must 

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n Last Warrior ■ You are the last starfighler, and 

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D Centripod • Fire at snakes, bugs, and toadstools. 

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EDUCATION 
U Pretldent Quiz - Tests your knowledge of the 
U.S. presidents and their terms. 

□ Typing Practice - Improve your typing skills 
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D Subject Shoot - Teaches kids basic grammar as 

pan of a lun game. 

[-] Munch Math - Ouiizes with basic malh 

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dots, 

D BasebaU Madlibs ■ Kids love this! Your child is 

asked to supply nouns, verbs, and ad|ectives, and 

Ihe computer generates a (usually hilarious) baseball 

Story. 

D Math Swim - Make Ihe svnimmer swim (asier by 

solving basic math problems, 

D World Quiz ■ A fun quiz ol capital Cities ol the 

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From p. 24, 

vance or either ilit; computer or a hu- 
man opponent. Tlits is lun, although ;i 
certain anxiety arises htjiu ihe liriiL- lim- 
its. You Clin run tliree kintls of play (plus 
punt): a run (solve an easy problem in 
•10 seconds); a short pass (a medium 
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Solving prabtems to win tho gams is the 
premise bahind Macli Football: Percent. 

can view the hack-and-ibrih progress of 
both elevens on a simulated field, and 
a scoreboard displays downs, yards to 
gain for a fir,st down, the .score, lime 
remaining, and so forth. 

You can also choose among four lev- 
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percents to common-fraction or deci- 
mal form); College (iinding a percent 
of a given number); Pro (finding the 
whole when the percentage and the part 
arc known, or the percent when the 
part and the whole are known); and 
Superbowl {a mixture olall types). 

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and you're u[) against time limits that 
are not generous lo the slow or careless. 
Of course, if, like most smart children 
today, you use a hand calculator, you 
don't need to know how to multiply or 
divide. 

The game aspect of Percent is quite 
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ticein relatively diiiicult prolilems. One 
minor flaw was tluii a few messages 
would flicker on the screen for an in- 
stant and disappear before you could 
read them. And in one instance, the 
drive started and simply wouldn't stop. 



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power faihne and switch oif the com- 
puier, fortunately, it didn't seem to 
harm the disk. Like the Fractions pro- 
gram, the documentation is satisfactory. 
On the whole, I reconmiend both 
these packages as worthwhile practice 
exercises to supplement a good itistruc- 
tional program. Just don't try to employ 
them as initial teaching instruments. 
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Story Builder: Parts of 
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Creates a Teaching and 
Learning Tool 

Teaching grammar is usually a dull 
pri)[)osiri<m, dreaded by teachers and 
rl■^l^[l d by students. Traditional parts- 
()f-s()ef«h drills lend to he isolated 
workbook activities based on (ill-in-the- 
blanks recognition and reinforcement. 
So, it was with some interest that I 
picked up Story Builder: Parts of 
S[)eech iti Context. 

Story [Juilder is basically a word game 
in wliich players use designated parts of 
speech (ranging from concrete nouns to 
inteijections) to complete blanks in brief 
stories, A teacher (or stuflent) selects a 
story, in which words have been re- 
moved and replaced with "word clues" 
that intiicale the missing jjart of .speech. 
Without seeing the context into which 
the words go, students place words in 
response to the clues. Story Builder in- 
serts the words in the text and, tlicoret- 
ically, an amusing story results. 

Story Builder's data disk contains 30 
stories with word clues already inserted 
and ready for use. The program also 
leis users create, edit and prim stories, 
and to this end, includes some easy-to- 
use W(nd processing features. So, as a 
bomis, students become familiar with 
the basic concept of word processing in 
a relatively simple context. 

The program's handbook provides 
clear diiections for copying disks {a 
C-04 iieeils a coimneicial copying ])ro- 
gr;nn), stiut-up instructions, a tr(nible- 
shooting page and classroom use 
suggestions. It also comes with copy 
masters (including pre writing activities) 
designed for individual student u.seand 
intended for repr(nfuction. 

Storv Builder has several obvious ed- 



ucational uses. It can function as a di- 
agnostic lool lo determine how well a 
studeiU understands parts of speech 
within tire written context. It might also 
be an eilective assessment tool, used at 
the end of a grammar unit. In both 
cases, the flexibility of the program— 
particularly the editing features— lets 
the teacher customize the stories (in 
particular, the jjarts of speech on which 
the stories are based) to fit the students' 
needs. Because these drills are within 
the context of student-manipulated sto- 
ries, the grammar reinforcement itself 
is more meaningful, and, presumably, 
more effective. 

There are, hovvever, some obvious 
problems here. For example, a student 
can insert anything in the blanks; "boy" 
or "sy/," for ;t verb. A basic dictionary 
of allowable or unacceptable words for 
the various parts of speech might be an 
invaluable addition. 

Further, there are no definitions of 
parts of speech on the disk or in the 
manual. Deiinitions vsith examples 
would be useful, both for students and, 
sad to say, for some teachers. If defi- 
nitions were accessible on the disk, the 
product could become an actual teach- 
ing tool, in addition to being good for 
review or assessment. 

Story Builder: Parts of Speech in Con- 
text is really a computerized version of 
the game Miui IJh. The flexibility of the 
word processor allows both individual- 
ization of the review and participation 
of the student, creaung what could be, 
in the hands of a knowledgeable and 
innovative teacher, a useful instrument 
in the fight against illiteracy. (J. Weslon 
IValrh, Pithliihn. 321 Valley St., PO Box 
63S, Portluml, ME 04104-0658. C-641 
$46.95.} 

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Chicago, IL 

Mammoth Meltoown C- 

Essential Punctuation B~ 

Do Your Students Need To Study 

Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives, or 

Periods, Cotnmas and Colonsf 

Gam CO 's Mammoth Meltdown and 
Essential Punctuation are two separate 
programs ihiit educators ami parents 
might consider purchasing for children 
who are having difficulty understand- 
ing parts of speech and basic punctua- 
tion. .Neither, however, takes the place 
of good teaching, since each focuses 
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Scrolling across the top of Mammoth 
Meltdown's m;iin screen are a scries ol" 
brief sentetiees from which the child 
must choose words that represent the 
correct pan of speech. This is accom- 
plished by pushing the space bar, which 
fires the laser gun held by a scientist 
who is standing below the sentences. If 
the laser hits a correct answer, a section 
of the mound of ice encasing the mam- 
moth dissolves. After the learner inputs 
a predetermined nuniher of correct an- 
swers, tiie prehistoric animal is set free. 

The program would be most effecuve 
with third through fifth graders, al- 
though I doubt the game would hold 
their attention for very long. The only 
variety is in the ]>art oi speech chosen, 
the speed of game play and the number 
of words needed to complete the activ- 
ity. Neither the grajihics nor the sound 
make use of the C-G4's capabilities. 
Loading time is lengthy, and there's no 
way to play another game without going 
through a time-consuming reloading 
process. 

Essential Punctuation's target autli- 
ence is fourth thiongli eighib graders 
and those high school siiideiiis needing 
remediation. In each of the seven les- 
sons (end punctuation, commas, and so 
on), students are given a three-line sen- 
tence. They must choose the line that 
contains an error, or, if no mistake is 
found, pick the No Krror option. After 
two incorrect answers, the program 
provides the appropriate rule, and the 
child is given another chance to supply 
the right answer. Before beginning an 
exercise or at any time during it, the 
student is able to view all of the relevant 
rules for a skill area. 

Robot Rescue, a very basic Breakout/ 
.'\rkanoid done, serves as a reward for 
those pupils successfully completing a 
lesson. Essential Punctuation also allows 
for an exam of up to 50 questions and 
a detailed report of how well the student 
perfortiied in some two dozen sub-skills 
tested. 

Although a more varied and usehil 
learning tool than Mammoth Melt- 
down, Essential Punctuation contains 
three notable flaws. To begin with, Ro- 
bot Rescue does nothing to reirrforce 
learning. Secondly, test quesdons are 
chosen randomly from all seven skills. 
So, unless all 50 questions are given 
(which is too much for young children), 
too many sub-skills are left untested. 
Einally, neither in the lessons nor in the 
tests is there any explanation as to why 
a selection is correct. This makes it pos- 
sible for a student working alone to 
choose the right answer for the wrong 
reason. 



Each program contains a Teacher 
Management option thai consists of stu- 
dent and program management sec- 
tions. The first enables the teacher to 
maintain 200 student files on disk and 
to display, print or delete all of those 
for an individual student. The second 
section controls a number of variables, 
such as whether or not a skills report 
should be printed, the nunilier of words 
or sentences in a lesson, the number of 
questions in a test, and the percentage 
of correct answers needed to play the 
robot game. 

You should pre vievi' each program be- 
fore purchasing. While the price is not 
unreasonable, an inadequate teaching 
and learning tool is still inadequate at 
any price. (Gamco huhulries, Inc., PO tiox 
1911, Hig Spring, TX 79721 C-64/ 
$44.95.) 

— Len Pogcl^ei 
Syracuse, NY 

Electric Company Learning 
Library: 

Bagasaurus A 

Picture Place! C+ 

ROLL-A-WORD D 

Pick and Choose Among 
These Reading Activities 

Parents and teachers have long as- 
sociated the Electric Company name 
with quality educational material. Un- 
fortunately, Hi Tech's Electric Com- 
pany Learning Library only partially 
succeeds in continuing this title's tra- 
dition of excellence. 

The li;arning Library's three educa- 
tional games— Roll-A-Word, Picture 
Placel and Bagasaurus— are intended 
lor home or school use. Each attempLs 
to develop reading skills in children of 
ages six through nine, 

Roll-A-Word uses the keyboard for 
input. A game starts with a child se- 
lecting one of three groups of letters 
and choosing a picture whose name ends 
with that letter group. If the youngster 
then correctly picks the letter or letters 
that begin the picture's name, the image 
fioats down to a blank in a sentence. 
Then the picture transibrnis into the 
word that represents it, and it's on to 
the next round of play. 

In Picture Place!, a child selects from 
six background scenes, which include a 
city and a farm, and picks one of 40 
words that appear at the bottom of the 
screen. Then the youngster moves his 
or her choice with the keyboard or a 
joystick, and a press of a button or key 



turns the word into its picture, 

.'\ child can also change pictures hack 
into words, which he can then move to 
another location or erase. In addition, 
die images placed on a background 
scene can be saved to disk. 

Though the instructions indicate oth- 
erwise, a joystick is needed for Baga- 
saurus, the third Learning Liljrary 
program. It includes 100 questions, 70 
images antl 300 words. 

At the game's outset, the title char- 
acter appears in one of 1 3 exotic scenes. 
The youngster moves the friendly di- 
nosaur to a word or image that answers 
an on-,screen question. While a wrong 
respotise produces a shake of llagasau- 
rus's lieaci and the chance to try again, 
a correct answer rewards the child with 
flashing colors, a iitde fanfare and a trip 
to the next scene, 

-After a Bagasaurus game ends, the 
program displays a read-aloud story. 
Blinking lines appear under certain of 
its words, and pressing return replaces 
them with images or words that were 
selected during the game. The changes 
to the stories that these substitutions 
cause can he very humorous. 

The least impressive of the three pro- 
grams is Roll-A-Word. One of its short- 
comings is a clumsy user interface, 
which frequently requires both pressing 
a number key and then returning to 
select a menu option. ,\lso, the graphics 
are generally poor, and a child might 
not be able to recognize what some pic- 
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